Author Topic: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton  (Read 24093 times)

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Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« on: November 30, 2010, 01:31:26 PM »
Edmonton Police, indeed, have another homicide investigation on their hands.
 
As 630 CHED was first to report Tuesday morning, investigators found a body in the Capilano area Monday. They have determined the individual found at an address near 108th Avenue and 52nd Street to be the 24th homicide victim of the year in Edmonton.
 
Police have not revealed any details regarding the identity of the deceased. They will only say they believe the person to be female. Police expect to release more information following an autopsy.
 
In the meantime, EPS ask anyone with information regarding this discovery to call police, 780-423-4567, or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.(b
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Re: EPS confirm 24th homicide of the year
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 03:09:12 PM »

Police identify murder victim
Last Updated: Thursday, December 2, 2010 | 12:09 PM MT.



The city's latest murder victim has been identified as 49-year-old Sandra Lamb.

Police were called to an east-end home at 108 Avenue and 52 Street Monday afternoon to check on the welfare of a resident when they discovered Lamb's body.

An autopsy was completed Wednesday but police are not releasing the cause of death.

Police have interviewed numerous people in connection with the case, but have no suspects



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/12/02/edmonton-sandra-lamb-identified.html#ixzz16zUaDOAo

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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 11:50:15 AM »
Second Edmonton woman dead in home

By MARIAM BOCARI, QMI Agency


EDMONTON - Homicide detectives for the second time this week are probing the death of a woman in her home.

The latest investigation -- deemed suspicious -- is at 4619 43 Ave. in Mill Woods.

Officers arrived at the home around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The two-storey home belonging to a couple and their two elementary school aged children, a boy and a girl, was still surrounded by police tape Thursday.

The house has been owned by Jaswinder Takhar and Satpal Takhar since 2005.

The couple also operate Takhar Transport Ltd. from the same address. 
 

Cop spokeswoman Lisa Sobchyshyn stressed she cannot talk specifically about details relating to the case but said neighbours need to look out for neighbours and report anything suspicious.

"Crime can happen in any neighborhood. Get to know your neighbours, notice when things aren't right," she said.

An autopsy on the woman was to take place Thursday.

The Thursday scene is eerily similar to that earlier in the week at a Capilano bungalow.

On Thursday, police confirmed the woman found dead inside the 10816 52 St. home -- 49-year-old Sandra D. Lamb -- was slain.

Members of the local 488 pipefitters Union - which Lamb, a pipefitter, was a member of - said in a statement the killing is "devastating and it's a loss of a sister of our union".

The deaths -- even though only one is confirmed as a homicide at this point -- of two women in their own homes over the past week has the director of the women's shelter Winhouse speaking out.

Winhouse spokeswoman Sandra Danco wants women to know that if they feel are in danger, there is always a safe place for them. "If you feel threatened the best thing to do is leave and go to a women's shelter; there is always room."
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2010/12/03/16411966.html

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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 07:19:41 PM »
 
She might have allowed someone that she knew come in through her back door.  The police were there for quite sometime. They may have found something of interest, and began to search for other things in the home. I think she knew the person.
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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 12:11:10 PM »
Carol-Lynn:  The Millwoods woman is not the same.  Sandra Lamb lived in Capilano.  Has the Millwoods woman ever been identified in the papers.  I can't find anything on it.  Maybe my Google is out of sync. According to the website Last Link on the Left, Sandra Lamb was an inspiration for other women in her trade.  She fought against discrimination and harassment. She was a pipe-fitter and was a no nonsense type.  Also just on a humanitarian note, a police officer took Rowdy to his farm until he can be placed with a family member. This was very kind of him, as usually the police would have no choice but to take Rowdy to the SPCA, or pound.

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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 08:41:56 PM »
Carol-Lynn:  Here is the Millwoods woman's info updated. Perhaps you can start a new thread for her.

On Dec. 1, police arrived at a Mill Wood home at 4619 43 Ave., where a woman was found dead.

The two-storey home belongs to a couple and their two elementary school-aged children.

The house has been owned by Jaswinder Takhar and Satpal Takhar since 2005. The couple also operate Takhar Transport Ltd. from the same address.
http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/edmonton/2010/12/13/16537271.html
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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 12:42:12 PM »
I have a funny feeling that this homicide may take sometime to solve.  Sandra lived alone, neighbors knew little about her, other than she was a pipe fitter, worked up north alot, and worked long hours.
A bit more about Sandra. Taken from website The Last Link on the Left
In a statement, members of the local described Lamb's death as "devastating" and "a loss of a sister of our union."

Sandra was a journeyman pipefitter and one of the first women to join the union.

Co-worker Tammy Becker said Lamb had been a member for over a decade and was one of only 40 women in the 10,000-strong union.

Becker said Lamb fought against discrimination and harassment, calling her a pioneer in the trade and a vocal advocate for women's rights in a male-dominated profession.

"It takes a lot of courage to take that first step and to go into a man's world and try and make a go with it, and she was successful at that," Becker said.

"When somebody like that is lost, you've lost a role model. You've lost someone who's broken a lot of ground."
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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2010, 05:47:24 PM »
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/12/28/lamb-charge.html

Daughter charged in Edmonton woman's death

Edmonton homicide detectives have arrested 27-year-old Kirsten Lamb and charged her with first-degree murder in the death of her mother, Sandra Lamb, 49.

Kirsten Lamb was arrested on Sunday.

Sandra Lamb's body was found inside her Capilano-neighbourhood home in east end Edmonton at the end of November. Police were not releasing the cause of death.

The daughter was expected to make her first court appearance on Wednesday.

Lamb was Edmonton's 25th homicide of 2010.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/12/28/lamb-charge.html#ixzz19SAOZesN

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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2010, 06:19:02 PM »
This is extremely sad. What is happening when society has parent killing children, and children killing parents? What in the world is going on?

This mother was 22 when she had her daughter, raised her for more years than she had youth. Then is killed by her. I can only wonder why.

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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010, 10:16:56 PM »
Without taking any respect from Sandra's death, and the tragedy that it was her own daughter, (how sad and what a waste of life for Sandra and also for her daughter who did this.) I give Kudos to the Edmonton City Police for placing someone under arrest and charging in this case so quickly.  (It still has to go to court and her daughter is innocent until proven guilty).

I felt that it could take sometime before Sandra's killer would be found.
ie She was single, lived alone, and worked long hours. My heart goes out to Sandra's family.  This must be an extra burden for them.

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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2010, 09:22:23 AM »
As per MSN news:
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/cbc-article.aspx?cp-documentid=26940852

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Edmonton homicide detectives have arrested 27-year-old Kirsten Lamb and charged her with first-degree murder in the death of her mother, Sandra Lamb, 49.

Kirsten Lamb was arrested on Sunday.

Sandra Lamb's body was found inside her Capilano-neighbourhood home in east end Edmonton at the end of November. Police were not releasing the cause of death.

The daughter was expected to make her first court appearance on Wednesday.

Lamb was Edmonton's 25th homicide of 2010.

RIP Sandra.

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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010, 05:27:18 PM »
There was a post that appeared here briefly then disappeared.  Just wanted to say I agree with what you said - we don't know who raised Kirsten and that could account for what happened.

A couple of weeks ago in Toronto, a son walked into a public library and shot his father with a crossbow - in broad daylight.  The history is slowing surfacing - the father was no prince.

Society has been known to turn a blind eye to child abuse - what does society do when we fail them to the point the abused kids kill their abusers?  Imo, slap them on the wrist as we do vicious killers.  We can't treat abused kids worse.  Can we?

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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010, 05:59:32 PM »
Sandra spoke proudly of her children and grand children to all who would listen.  Sad to say though, it did happen and perhaps in time we will know.  One thing, if you look over this whole thread, the police canvassing the neighbourhood, even asked one woman who answered the door what size her boot size is, and how much does she weigh?  I found that odd - somehow.  So they must have been looking for a smaller foot belonging to possibly a female. One of Sandra's daughters is getting , counselling from Victims Services.  This is a service which is offered by grief counsellors, if need be, to victims of crime losing their loved one. Sandra's family is totally in shock that Kirsten is charged with such a crime.  However, she is innocent until proven guilty.  Obviously Sandra was looked up to by her female co-oworkers, and in a man's trade, as well as loved and respected by her family. Kirsten is charged with 1st degree murder, which means there was intent, and thought out. Kirsten was the middle child. Middle children can often feel short changed. Not that this would have anything to do with it??  This action against her mother had to do something more than that??  I feel sorry for the family, and Kirsten as well.

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Re: Sandra Lamb | Age 49 | November 29, 2010 | Edmonton
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2010, 02:01:15 PM »
There was a post that appeared here briefly then disappeared.  Just wanted to say I agree with what you said - we don't know who raised Kirsten and that could account for what happened.

A couple of weeks ago in Toronto, a son walked into a public library and shot his father with a crossbow - in broad daylight.  The history is slowing surfacing - the father was no prince.

Society has been known to turn a blind eye to child abuse - what does society do when we fail them to the point the abused kids kill their abusers?  Imo, slap them on the wrist as we do vicious killers.  We can't treat abused kids worse.  Can we?

There was another such post last night and it has disappeared. There's no point in hiding problems where there were problems. Writing a glowing tribute of those who abused/neglected doesn't help the victim (turned perp). I believe in crime doing their time. However it did sound as though the perp in this case has deep seated problems not of her own doing. Another person who fell through the cracks. Very sad all the way around.