Ottawa woman dies after assault at religious centre
|Toronto Star 25 May 2018 at 16:52|
OTTAWAâPolice say they donât have a suspect description after a woman working at a religious centre in downtown Ottawa was killed.
Investigators say 59-year-old Elisabeth Salm was working at the Christian Science Reading Centre on Thursday when she was assaulted.
Const. Alain Boucher says police believe the attack took place between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., when the woman was the only reading room employee on duty.
Boucher says first responders were called by another reading room staff member, who found Salm when they arrived around 1 p.m. to begin their shift.
Police say Salm succumbed to her injuries in hospital Friday afternoon, and the incident is being investigated as a homicide.
Insp. Jamie Dunlop said in a statement that police are âfollowing up on all informationâ and they donât have anyone in custody.
âInvestigators are also seeking to speak to anyone with information about people who may have had interaction with the victim on May 24, specifically between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.,â said Dunlop.
The Christian Science Reading Room is described online as a public space âfor exploring practical Christian healing in a comfortable and healing environment.â