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Edmonton woman arrested after fatal weekend stabbing

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a 23-year-old woman early Saturday morning.

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a 23-year-old woman early Saturday morning.


A 19-year-old Edmonton woman was arrested early Sunday morning by patrol members and is facing several charges. She remains in police custody.


The name of the accused and charges will be released after the autopsy.


At approximately 2:30 a.m. on July 31, police received a report of an injured woman at 145 Avenue and 52 Street. Investigations later revealed that an altercation between the two women resulted in the victim being stabbed. She died in hospital later that morning.


The two women knew each other and detectives believe the altercation began as a dispute over a male friend. Investigators continue to search for the weapon, possibly a knife, and are asking residents who live in the area of 145 Avenue and 52 Street to check the perimeter of their home and yard.


An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.


Anyone in this area with information about the possible weapon is asked to call police at780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.

 
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