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Calgary police ID woman in city’s 19th homicide

Calgary police have identified the 35-year-old victim in a homicide in the southeast community of Cranston.

Police were called to the 500 block of Cranston Drive SE around 2:50 p.m. Dec. 2 after receiving reports of a medical event.  When officers arrived, they found a woman in a parked vehicle. She was later pronounced dead on scene.

After an autopsy completed Friday, Calgary police have released the identity of the victim. She was 35-year-old Norma-Jean Muirhead, of Calgary and British Columbia.

It’s Calgary’s 19th homicide of 2021.

While the investigation is ongoing, the Calgary police say they believe the woman was targeted.

“We believe this homicide took place in the victim’s vehicle which was parked in a residential community and someone may have seen the events leading up to, or right after, the victim’s death,” said Staff Sergeant Lee Treit of Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit.

Police are hoping to hear from members of the public who may have seen suspicious activity or witnessed a disturbance in the area from between midnight and 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234.