Arrest made in Halloween homicide

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Arrest made in Halloween homicide

The Medical Examiner’s Office has released autopsy results into the suspicious death of a 20-year-old woman that occurred on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 in west Edmonton.

The cause of death of Leona Naepetung-Stevens, 20, has been confirmed as stab wounds with the manner of death being homicide.

Joseph Sinclair, 20, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder.

West Division patrol members responded to a 911 call for assistance at an address near 96 Avenue and 176 Street, at approximately 5 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2016.

Upon arrival, members found the body of a deceased teen female in the residence.

Homicide detectives have since taken over the investigation.


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