Calgary, AB,

Fatal stabbing connected to assisted living residence

The investigation continues into a fatal stabbing that occurred early Friday morning.

At approximately 2:45 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, police were called to an assisted living residence in the 1800 block of 27 Avenue S.W., after a woman was stabbed. Emergency crews immediately provided first aid to the victim, but she succumbed to her injuries.

The woman was a professional case worker supporting a man at his assisted living residence. At some point before the incident, it is believed that a verbal and physical confrontation occurred between the man and his case worker, during which the woman was stabbed.

Police could not locate the 18-year-old man at the assisted living residence after the incident. However, Patrol officers located and arrested him around 5 a.m., in the downtown core.

The suspect remains in custody and cannot be identified until formal charges are laid.

The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Deborah ONWU, of Calgary.

As this incident involves a person in their workplace, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety are also investigating. Their investigation will examine workplace safety protocols at the residence.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


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Case #19460535/3232