24-year-old woman identified as victim in suspicious death investigation on Albert Street
WATERLOO -- The person found dead in an apartment building on Albert Street Tuesday was a 24-year-old woman who lived there, police say.
A post-mortem conducted Wednesday identified the victim, who police are not naming, but did not determine the cause of death.
"The investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death are ongoing," Waterloo regional police said in a release.
Court documents obtained by CTV Kitchener show two Waterloo men, 36-year-old Tyler Power and 39-year-old Daniel Erickson, have been charged with indignity to a dead body.
Those same documents refer to the woman as Jane Doe and allege her body was disposed of in a premise.
Tuesday, at about 2:45 p.m., police responded to a residence on Albert Street in Waterloo after receiving a wellbeing call concerning a resident at an apartment building, police said.
Upon arrival, officers located the dead woman inside the unit along with two men, police said.
The two men are scheduled to appear in court May 17. Police said Thursday no new charges have been laid.
The victim and accused are known to each other and police said there is no concern for public safety, but some who live in the area say they still feel shocked and uneasy.
"As a young woman in her 20s living here, I think it makes me feel unsafe," said Tejasvi Pal, who lives in the area. "I came here as an international student and obviously when you are coming in from a different country, you have the perspective of Canada being a safe country."
"It's not nice to know someone has passed away, especially so young," said area resident Angelica Wettlaufer.
"It's sad that someone that young passed away," said Hayden Cowan, who also lives in the area.
Expect increased police presence on Albert Street near University Avenue West in the coming days as members of the Waterloo Regional police's major crime unit, general investigations unit and forensic identification unit continue to investigate.
Anyone with information is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers.