Police hope lost phone can shed light on murder – Metro US

Police hope lost phone can shed light on murder

Edmonton Police homicide detectives are hoping a mysterious caller can shed some light on a recent slaying by producing the victim’s BlackBerry.

Detectives believe that the victim, Sara Sanders, lost her BlackBerry cellphone somewhere in the city prior to Saturday, Oct. 10. It’s believed a male found the phone and called the victim’s home number at approximately 8 p.m. on that date, in an attempt to return it.

Officers were called to a residence near 103 Street and 98 Avenue Thursday, Oct. 15, where the body of Sanders, 28, was discovered in her residence. Officers are now treating the death as a homicide.

“We are hoping a male who found the BlackBerry phone will come forward,” said Det. Dale Johnson, stressing the man is not considered a suspect in the homicide investigation. “He is not in trouble. (Retrieving the phone) would allow us to better understand Sara’s movements.”

The caller left no name or contact information, and repeated attempts by police to call the phone have gone unanswered. Johnson said the phone is either believed to be turned off or the battery is dead.

Anyone with information on this investigation or who recognizes the voice on the recording is asked to call police immediately at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.