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By MARIAM BOCARI, QMI Agency

EDMONTON - Homicide detectives for the second time this week are probing the death of a woman in her home.

The latest investigation -- deemed suspicious -- is at 4619 43 Ave. in Mill Woods.

Officers arrived at the home around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The two-storey home belonging to a couple and their two elementary school aged children, a boy and a girl, was still surrounded by police tape Thursday.

The house has been owned by Jaswinder Takhar and Satpal Takhar since 2005.

The couple also operate Takhar Transport Ltd. from the same address.

 

   

Cop spokeswoman Lisa Sobchyshyn stressed she cannot talk specifically about details relating to the case but said neighbours need to look out for neighbours and report anything suspicious.

"Crime can happen in any neighborhood. Get to know your neighbours, notice when things aren't right," she said.

An autopsy on the woman was to take place Thursday.

The Thursday scene is eerily similar to that earlier in the week at a Capilano bungalow.

On Thursday, police confirmed the woman found dead inside the 10816 52 St. home -- 49-year-old Sandra D. Lamb -- was slain.

Members of the local 488 pipefitters Union - which Lamb, a pipefitter, was a member of - said in a statement the killing is "devastating and it's a loss of a sister of our union".

The deaths -- even though only one is confirmed as a homicide at this point -- of two women in their own homes over the past week has the director of the women's shelter Winhouse speaking out.

Winhouse spokeswoman Sandra Danco wants women to know that if they feel are in danger, there is always a safe place for them. "If you feel threatened the best thing to do is leave and go to a women's shelter; there is always room."