Autopsies complete in deaths of mother and child: Edmonton Police

Edmonton, Alberta – Autopsies have been completed in the deaths of a mother and child in southeast Edmonton last week.

On Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, 2023, the Edmonton Medical Examiner completed autopsies on the 35-year-old woman and the 11-year-old child and determined both died of multiple sharp force injuries and the manner of death is homicide. The names of the mother and child are being withheld at this time to protect the identity of other children related to the deceased.

Edmonton Stabbing
Edmonton Stabbing

Homicide Section continues to investigate. There is no additional information available at this time.

Background information

On Friday, May 5, 2023, at approximately 4:52 p.m., officers responded to a weapons complaint outside of Crawford Plains School (42 Street and 12 Avenue). It was reported to police that an unknown male attacked and stabbed two people before fleeing the area on foot.

Upon arrival, responding officers located a deceased 35-year-old woman and an injured 11-year-old child. Officers immediately commenced life-saving efforts on the child, who was then transported to hospital by EMS. Sadly, the child succumbed to their injuries.

A male matching the description of the suspect was located a short time later by two other responding officers in the area of 46 Street and 12 Avenue. An altercation took place and both officers subsequently discharged their firearms, striking the suspect. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) continues to investigate the officer involved shooting.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: H23R020

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