CALGARY – The daughter of a 78-year-old woman found dead in her Lethbridge home is pleading for anyone with information about her mother’s murder to come forward.
Lisa Freihaut, the daughter of Irene Carter, gave an emotional statement Wednesday at Calgary Police Service Headquarters. She explained how frustrating it has been for her family that no one has been charged.
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“No family deserves to have to go through this,” Freihaut said. “Over the past few months our family and friends have been emotionally dealing with sadness, disbelief, frustration and anger of the sudden and senseless death of my mom.”
Lethbridge Police said their investigation has hit a road block, and they believe there is more information out there that they might not be aware of. At this point they have no leads on how or why Carter was murdered.
“We are looking to uncover any possible small amount of evidence or witnesses that might be out there to assist us to coming to a successful conclusion in the file,” Sgt. Ryan Stef with LPS explained.
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It was Jan. 17 when family members discovered Carter’s body in her home on Normandy Road South just after 2:00 p.m. LPS had originally classified the death as suspicious. An autopsy later revealed Carter was stabbed to death.
Investigators are now attempting to determine more details about Carter’s activities prior to her death, and would not say how long she was in her home before she was found.
On Jan. 17 family members discovered Irene Carter’s body in her Lethbridge home. Obtained by Global News
On Jan. 17 family members discovered Irene Carter’s body in her Lethbridge home.
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Freihaut said not knowing what happened or who was involved is most painful, and that she misses her mom everyday.
“This is the first time I don’t get to send my mom flowers or give her a card on Mothers Day, see her beautiful garden or be with her for family gatherings,” she added.
Freihaut lives in Calgary, which is why the statement was made there. LPS was also in Calgary as they said they wanted to reach more people outside of Lethbridge.
Carter’s death was Lethbridge’s first homicide of 2016.
The home of Irene Carter. The elderly woman was found stabbed to death inside January 17. Quinn Campbell
The home of Irene Carter. The elderly woman was found stabbed to death inside January 17.