Calgary, AB,

Charges pending in Whitehorn suspicious death

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has arrested an individual in connection with a homicide that occurred Tuesday afternoon in the community of Whitehorn.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, police and EMS were called to a residence in the 0-100 block of Whitmire Bay N.E. after it was reported that someone was deceased inside. Upon arrival, responders found a woman in her late 20s deceased in the basement of the home and deemed the death to be suspicious.

The autopsy confirmed that the death was a homicide and the victim has been identified as Janel SQUIRREL, 26, of Calgary.

Police have a suspect in custody and charges are pending. The death is believed to be the result of domestic violence.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

The Calgary Police Service always encourages anyone that is experiencing abuse or violence in an intimate relationship to reach out for help. There are countless agencies ready to help that can be contacted simply by calling Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network at 403 -237-5888 (Toll Free: 1-877-237-5888), the 24-hour Family Violence Helpline at 403-234-SAFE (7233), or 211.

Victims of family violence can also call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number anytime, or 911 if they are in immediate danger.

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