Identity, Cause Of Death, Confirmed Of One Homicide Victim Thus Far

Edmonton Police Service

One of the eight victims involved in Monday evening’s multiple homicides has now been identified.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that Cyndi Duong, 37, died Dec. 29, 2014, as a result of a gunshot wound. Southwest Division members found the deceased female’s body, while responding to a weapon’s complaint Monday evening in a residence near Haswell Court.

Autopsies on the remaining seven victims and lone male suspect will take place on New Year’s Day, at which time cause of death and identities of the victims should be confirmed.

Southwest Division members responded to a weapon’s complaint around 6:52 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, near Haswell Court and 16 Avenue. Upon arrival, members discovered a deceased middle-aged female.

Later Monday evening, North Division patrol officers responded to a suspicious circumstances call at an address near 83 Street and 180 Avenue at approximately 9:44 p.m., returning to the same address at approximately midnight, following a secondary check-on-welfare call involving a suicidal male.

At that time, officers were unable to locate the suicidal male in question, but upon entry, discovered the bodies of seven deceased individuals; three adult females, two adult males and two children, one female and one male.

Homicide detectives, with the assistance of Ft. Saskatchewan RCMP, subsequently located a deceased male at a restaurant in that city, located approximately 40 kms northeast of Edmonton, who matched the description of the suicidal male allegedly associated with the second homicide scene at 83 Street and 180 Avenue.