47-year-old case worker stabbed to death in South Calgary on Friday: police

WATCH: Police have confirmed the identity of a woman who was fatally stabbed in southwest Calgary. As Adam MacVicar reports, the victim was a social worker who was at an assisted-living residence.

The homicide unit continues to investigate after a woman was stabbed to death in the community of South Calgary on Friday.

Police were called to a home in the 1800 block of 27 Avenue S.W. at around 2:45 a.m. Emergency crews provided first aid to the victim, who eventually succumbed to her injuries.

On Friday afternoon, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) said the victim was identified as Deborah Onwu, 47, a professional case worker supporting a man at the assisted living residence.


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Police believe a verbal and physical confrontation occurred between the man and his case worker, resulting in her being stabbed.

Officers identified an 18-year-old suspect, who was taken into custody in downtown Calgary at around 5 a.m.

Police did not release the name of the man since formal charges had not been laid.

The Calgary Police Service’s homicide unit is investigating the death of a woman in southwest Calgary on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019..

The Calgary Police Service’s homicide unit is investigating the death of a woman in southwest Calgary on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019..

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One area resident who didn’t want to be named told Global News they were feeling shaken.

“It’s pretty scary that this could happen on our street,” she said.

Police said Alberta Occupational Health and Safety are also investigating since the incident happened in a workplace.

Anyone with information on the death is asked to call the CPS non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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