Mystery voice message on slain Edmonton woman’s home phone
EDMONTON, Alberta – Mystery surrounds the identity of a man who left a message on the answering machine of a woman found slain in her residence.
The call was made using murder victim Sara Sanders Blackberry cell phone five days prior to the discovery of her body on Oct. 15.
Edmonton Police detective said Sanders, 28, appears to have lost her cell phone “somewhere in the city” prior to Saturday, Oct. 10.
It is believed a man found the phone and made a telephone call to her home number using the Blackberry phone and left a message saying he had the device. The phone call was made at around 8 p.m. on Oct. 10.
“Detectives believe that the victim, Sara Sanders, lost her Blackberry cell phone somewhere in the city prior to Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009. It’s believed a male found the phone and called the victim’s home number at approximately 8 p.m. on that date, in an attempt to return it,” said a police statement.
They have released an audio copy of the recorded message in the hope someone will come forward and identify the person.
“The caller left no name or contact information and repeated attempts by police to call the phone have gone unanswered,” Edmonton police said.
“Officers do not believe this person is in any way related to the homicide, but need to retrieve the phone and need to know where and when it was found,” said the police statement.
Sanders body was found at her residence near 103 Street and 98 Avenue.
Anyone with information on this investigation or who recognizes the voice on the recording is asked to call police immediately at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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