Suspicious death on St. Peters Road under investigation

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Charlottetown police remain on the scene as the investigation continues. (Jessica Doria-Brown/CBC - image credit)
Charlottetown police remain on the scene as the investigation continues. (Jessica Doria-Brown/CBC - image credit)

A 33-year-old Charlottetown resident has been taken in for questioning as city police continue to investigate a suspicious death which happened Thursday night.

Charlottetown police say they received some emergency dispatch calls involving a woman at around 8 p.m. on Thursday. The ensuing investigation led them to an address at St. Peters Road, where they found a 32-year-old woman in "medical distress."

The woman was transported to the hospital by Island EMS and was later pronounced dead.

Charlottetown's major crime unit has taken over the investigation with the assistance of the forensic identification unit. They were at the scene on Friday.

An autopsy was scheduled for that morning.

"The investigation is still very much ongoing. The cause of death is still being determined," police chief Brad MacConnell said.

"The [woman's] remains are currently in Dartmouth undergoing a forensic autopsy. We are awaiting those results. Our investigators are interviewing several persons in relation to this."

MacConnell said a 33-year-old male has been taken into custody for questioning. The man and the woman knew each other. No charges have been laid at this time.

"We'll be interviewing people, collecting video from the area and trying to gather the facts and establish a timeline for all the people surrounding this investigation," MacConnell said.

"Again, it's very early on in the investigation."

There is no risk to the public in connection with the incident, police said.

MacConnell said it could take "several days" before police get the final autopsy results.

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