Man taken into custody, after woman found unconscious on Bowness street dies

Police say they are investigating a suspicious death and have taken a man into custody, after a body was found in Bowness Monday morning.

Police say her death has been deemed suspicious

A woman was found unconscious in Bowness at 34th Avenue and 79th Street N.W. on Monday morning. She was pronounced dead in hospital. (Dennis Genereux/CBC)

Police are investigating a suspicious death, after woman was found unconscious on a street in the northwest Calgary community of Bowness, and pronounced dead shortly after.

Police said emergency crews were called to the corner of 34th Avenue and 79th Street N.W. at 6:10 a.m., after an unconcious woman was spotted lying on the road.

The woman, who was in her 30s, was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, and police said the woman's identity will not be released until the autopsy is complete. 

It's believed the matter was domestic in nature and police have taken a man into custody.

Police said it's believed the victim and the man in custody knew each other and the incident was not random, although the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police non-emergency at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously. 


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