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CanadaEdmonton police to provide more details in suspicious deaths of 2 children

18:05  07 december  2018
18:05  07 december  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

2 children found dead in Edmonton apartment, homicide unit investigating

2 children found dead in Edmonton apartment, homicide unit investigating The Edmonton Police Service's homicide unit is investigating after two children's bodies were discovered in an apartment building on Wednesday night. In a news release issued on Thursday, police said officers responded to an alleged assault on a female near 79 Avenue and 71 Street at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. "Upon arrival, officers located a female in distress and with serious injuries," police said. Three hours later, police were called to a report of a man "acting erratically" and who allegedly broke into a garage 73 Street and 80 Avenue.

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Homicide detectives investigating the suspicious deaths of two young children found in a southeast Edmonton apartment suite are expected to release more details on the case today.

Acting Staff Sgt. Terrie Affolder of the Edmonton Police homicide section is scheduled to hold a news conference at 9:30 a.m. Friday at police headquarters downtown.

CBC News will be streaming the news conference live.

The children were discovered Wednesday inside an apartment suite in Allen Manor at 7920 71st St., in the King Edward Park neighbourhood.

Officers were initially called to the area around 5:30 p.m. and found a woman in distress who had serious injuries.

Two children found dead in southeast Edmonton apartment suite

Two children found dead in southeast Edmonton apartment suite Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious deaths of two young children found Wednesday in an apartment suite in southeast Edmonton. Officers initially responded at about 5:30 p.m. to an emergency call about an assault on a woman in the King Edward Park neighbourhood, Edmonton police said Thursday in a news release. When officers arrived at the scene, near 79th Avenue and 71st Street, they found a woman in distress who had serious injuries. About three hours later, another call came in to report a man acting erratically who had broken into a garage near 73rd Street and 80th Avenue.

Police have described the deaths as suspicious but are releasing few details as the investigation continues. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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About three hours later, another call came in to report a man acting erratically, who had broken into a garage near 73rd Street and 80th Avenue.

Officers later determined the male was a suspect in relation to the assault, police said.

Further investigation led patrol officers back to the apartment suite where the children were found around 8:30 p.m.

The man was arrested and remains in custody.

Edmonton police to provide more details in suspicious deaths of 2 children© Travis McEwan/CBC Police investigators remain on scene Thursday evening at Allen Manor, where two children were found dead on Wednesday.

Autopsies have not yet been scheduled, police said on Thursday.

Christian Tobar, who lives in Allen Manor, said the children and their family moved into the building about two months ago.

He said he often heard arguments through the wall.

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"I heard yelling the night before [the kids were found dead]. The girl was like, 'I'm going to kill you... get out of my house. Every time, you always do this to me,' and stuff like that," Tobar said.

It makes me sick to my stomach - Christian Tobar

Tobar said police knocked on his door on Wednesday night and informed him of the deaths.

Since then, the building has been crawling with police and forensic investigators in hazmat suits.

Tobar was disturbed by the news.

"I found that out and [I thought,] I gotta move out of here, I'll be honest," Tobar said.  "It makes me sick to my stomach. I have kids myself."

Edmonton police to provide more details in suspicious deaths of 2 children© Travis McEwan/CBC Police vehicles parked outside the apartment building in King Edward Park were the bodies of two children were found Wednesday.

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