A mysterious man accused in the death of his wife has been shown the alleged “soul” of the crime scene.
Key points:The man, aged in his 60s, is facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted first- and second-degree homicide in the killing of his former wife The woman was found dead in her home in the city of Calgary in January and her remains were never recovered.
Police have charged the man with first-and-second-degree murders.
The man has denied the allegations and is currently in custody in B.C. On Friday, the Crown said it would not proceed with charges against the man based on the findings of the forensic investigation.
In a statement to CBC News, Alberta’s director of forensic science, Dr. Greg Wilson, said the woman’s remains were not recovered until more than a year later.
“The cause of death was determined to be suicide,” Wilson said in the statement.
A forensic pathologist determined the woman had committed suicide after the couple had a “close personal and professional relationship.”
“This is a very difficult situation for all of us and we will continue to work with the victim’s family and friends,” Wilson added.
Alberta’s Forensic Pathology Association said it has asked the province to look into the case and has called for a review of coronavirus testing, especially for the older, less well-known patients who may be more vulnerable.
“In some cases, the younger the patient, the higher the risk of having an adverse reaction to the test,” said Dr. Sarah Lohman, the association’s chief medical officer.
“This could be a very serious case for any patient who may have been exposed to the virus, including the elderly.”
A preliminary autopsy found the woman died of blunt force trauma to the head, said Dr: James Breen, who conducted the autopsy.
He said the cause of the death is undetermined.
Wilson told CBC News that the woman was in her late 60s when she was killed.
Lohman said the forensic pathologists working on the case had not ruled out homicide, but she declined to speculate on that.
Investigators also have been examining a photo of the alleged man in a police uniform that was released by the Calgary Police Service in December.
The photo shows the suspect standing next to a man who is wearing a police hat.
Officers who reviewed the photo did not identify the man in the photo, but the Calgary Sun has learned it was a suspect.
It is unclear what happened to the man’s wife, but he was found with a stab wound to the chest.
Detectives are still looking into other items in the home and are asking anyone with information to contact them.