Woman arrested in killing of Wolseley neighbour

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A woman in her 50s is dead and another woman who lived near her has been charged with second-degree murder.

Winnipeg police went to a house on Camden Place, in the Wolseley neighbourhood, just after 3 a.m. Monday in response to a 911 call.

Judy Kenny, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene. A short time later, police arrested Brenda Lee Schuff, 44, who also lives on Camden.

Schuff has been charged with second-degree murder.

"We're not entirely sure of their relationship or the motive at this point," said police spokesman Const. Rob Carver.

Officers are not looking for any other suspects and people in the area shouldn't be worried, he said.

"It's obviously hugely disturbing to have a violent incident like this in your neighbourhood or on your street … but I don't see any concern from the neighbourhood or from a resident's standpoint that there are any other risk factors for anyone."

Carver wouldn't comment on the exact cause of death but said "it appears there was an edged weapon used."

Police said the 911 call was made by another person, who had access to Kenny's home and went to check on her after hearing some noise.

Kenny's two-storey house on Camden, between Wolseley Avenue and Portage Avenue, remained surrounded by yellow tape on Tuesday. Police also have the alley blocked.

"We're really sad and jittery, freaked out," said Aniko Szabo, who lives across the alley from the home.

"It's really unnerving to think of what she went through and that we were only 20 feet away from her, essentially, in our own homes. That's really disturbing."

Szabo woke up Monday morning to see the police tape and thought the home must have been broken into, but around noon, Szabo drove past the front of the taped-off home and saw a body bag being removed.

"It was quite disturbing," she said, adding there were police cars parked on the sidewalk, a coroner's van and forensics investigators all at the home at one point.

Szabo didn't know Kenny, and said the woman kept to herself.

"I don't think anyone in our community really knew her. She seemed really nice, though."