OTTAWA - Police have identified 23-year-old Leanne Lawson as the woman whose body was found in a downtown parking lot Friday morning. They also said their major crimes unit has declared it a homicide investigation. Lawson's body was found around 2:50am Friday morning in a parking lot on King Edward Ave near George St. (CTV) http://www.primetimecrime.com/Ottawa police confirm identity of body
CBC News Posted: Sep 2, 2011 12:47 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 6, 2011 9:56 AM ET
Ottawa police have confirmed the identity of a woman found dead in a Lower Town parking lot Friday.
Leanne Lawson, 23, was found next to a Hydro Ottawa substation on King Edward Avenue, between York and George Streets.
Police said Friday they discovered a woman's body after responding to a call at 2:50 a.m., but did not say it was a murder, the CBC's Steve Fischer reported Friday.
Police cordoned off a public parking lot between between the substation and Nouvelle Scène theatre company. The body was found between a fence and the hydro building, Fischer said.
By mid-afternoon, the body had been removed from the scene.
Police retrieved a bicycle and clothes in a plastic bag and investigators were at the scene Friday afternoon.
The parking lot was a late-night hangout for drinkers, drug users and prostitutes.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/09/02/ottawa-police-body-king-edward.html