Death of woman found on Saskatoon fire escape not believed to be suspicious: police

Saskatoon police and MD Ambulance responded to the scene GREG PENDER / SASKATOON STAR PHOENIX

The death of a 55-year-old woman whose body was found on the fire escape of a downtown Saskatoon building does not appear to be suspicious, according to police.

A passerby on Thursday around 6:15 a.m. noticed the woman’s body on a fire escape in the 200 block of Third Avenue South, according to Saskatoon police in a news release. The early investigation and autopsy “has shown nothing suspicious about the woman’s death,” police said.

The Saskatoon police major crimes unit is assisting the provincial coroner in the investigation. Police are attempting to collect surveillance video taken in the area to assist in the investigation.

According to Saskatoon police spokeswoman Alyson Edwards, it is not a criminal investigation. Major crimes is assisting with the case because of the wide-ranging skills of the unit’s investigators, she said.

According to a provincial justice spokeswoman, the provincial coroner “is unable to provide any further details until the investigation is completed.” The spokeswoman said it generally takes about six months for a coroner to obtain all medical reports and finish an investigation.

Source: Saskatoon Star Phoenix “Death of woman found on Saskatoon fire escape not believed to be suspicious: police”, by Greg Pender Published on: February 2, 2018 | Last Updated: February 2, 2018 4:52 PM CST