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Edmonton police looking for information on historic homicide

Edmonton police are looking for tips related to a 2009 homicide.

Just after 4 a.m. on October 6, 2009, police were told about an injured woman lying on the road near 79 Street and 121 Avenue. When police attended the scene, they took the woman to hospital.

The woman, 37-year-old Michelle Lee Hadwen, succumbed to her injuries two days later. Police completed an autopsy of her that same day, determining that her manner of death was a homicide.

However, the exact cause of her death was withheld for investigate purposes.

Since her death police have been working alongside Michelle’s friends in the hopes to get any information on the circumstances that led to her death.

Police have reviewed the case several times but have still not made an arrest. Because of this, police are now releasing videos and photos of Michelle to the public.

“While Michelle lived a fairly transient lifestyle, she was a highly social person and was well known in several circles that she frequented in areas such as 95 Street and 118 Avenue,” said Detective Kim Jay with Edmonton police. “Michelle spent quite a bit of time in establishments such as Reno’s Pub, The Hub and The York Hotel and we are hopeful that someone who remembers her from these places may have information about the hours leading up to her death.”

Police discovered that Michelle was at the York Hotel on the evening before her death. The video appears to show her leaving the bar alone at around 9 p.m.

“We believe someone saw Michelle between the time she left the York at 9 p.m. on October 5 and the time she was located injured in Eastwood just after 4 a.m. on October 6,” added Jay. “Perhaps someone saw her walking, talking with others, entering a business, travelling in a vehicle or boarding transit.”

Police are asking anyone with information on Michelle’s death to get in touch by calling 780-423-4567.

Michelle Hadwen, 37.
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