Airdrie RCMP say the death of a woman whose body was found in a local household on Jan. 13 is considered "suspicious," and a man has been taken into custody.
On Jan. 14, the detachment issued a press release that stated local Mounties responded to a 911 call on Jan. 13 at 8 a.m. about a man in medical distress at a business in northeast Airdrie.
"Emergency Medical Services attended the scene and assessed the male," the release stated. "As a result of the investigation, a well-being check was done at a residence in Airdrie."
Upon attending the the residence, RCMP officers discovered an adult woman located deceased. Her death is believed to be suspicious, according to the press release
"The adult male was taken into custody in relation to the death, however, [he] was transported to hospital for his well-being and remains for an extended period," the release stated.
Police are not seeking any additional suspects at this time and there is no risk to the public. The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken carriage of the investigation and the Forensic Identification Section has also been called into assist.
An autopsy has been ordered by the office of the Chief Medical Examiner and will be conducted in the coming days, RCMP added.
The next-of-kin of the deceased woman have been notified, and RCMP claim an update will be provided when further details can be released.