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Family of murdered Lethbridge senior appeals for help from public
Irene Carter was found dead inside her Lethbridge home in January 2016. Her daughter, Lisa Freihaut, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in connection with the death.
Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 5:14PM MDT
The daughter of a woman who was found stabbed to death in her Lethbridge home in January is hoping someone will come forward with information about the murder.
Irene Carter, 78, was found dead in her home on Normandy Road S. on January 17th by police who were called in after relatives were unable to contact her.
An autopsy was conducted in Calgary and her death was ruled a homicide.
“The investigation is ongoing to determine a timeline of Irene’s activities prior to her death and police have conducted a neighbourhood canvas and interviewed numerous family members and acquaintances,” said Sgt. Ryan Stef, of the Lethbridge Police Service Violent Crimes Unit.
Irene’s Daughter Lisa Freihaut spoke to the media on Thursday and thanked friends and family for their support.
“No family deserves to have to go through this. My mom loved her family and friends, especially her grandchildren; they were her pride and joy. This is the first time I don’t get to send my mom flowers or give her a card on Mother’s Day, see her beautiful garden and be with her for family gatherings. Mom we love you and we miss you, we think of you every day,” said Freihaut.
Police say it’s possible that there are people out there who may have more information and believe there may have been door-to-door canvassers in the area at the time of Carter’s death.
“We’ve collected a lot of evidence, forensic evidence as well as witnesses, we’ve talked to a lot of people. Much like most homicide investigations, they are very complex, they tend to take an extended period of time and we are looking to uncover any possible small amount of evidence of witnesses that may be out there to assist us in coming to a successful conclusion in the file,” said Sgt. Stef.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Stef at 403-330-5066 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.