The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is refuting a CBC News report that suggests there were knife wounds on the body of a woman who died in hospital Monday after she was found injured at a park in Mount Pearl.
CBC News initially reported that RNC sources told the media outlet there were knife wounds on the 33-year-old woman’s body.
Shortly after CBC aired that report, Const. Talia Murphy contacted The Telegram and said the woman “did not have any injuries that would be consistent with a stabbing.”
Police were called to Power’s Pond Park shortly before 2 a.m. The woman was taken to hospital in critical condition. The RNC announced the woman’s death in a news release issued shortly after 4 p.m.
The cause of death has not been determined.
A 33-year-old woman — located within Powers Pond Park in Mount Pearl early this morning — has died in hospital, the RNC says.
The RNC was called to the scene about 1:48 a.m. Upon police arrival, the woman was transported to hospital in critical condition.
RNC officers with the criminal investigation division and the forensic identification section also attended the area.
The RNC is working in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to help establish the cause of death.
The RNC will continue to hold the scene overnight while the investigation is ongoing.
Investigators with the Major Crime Unit would like to speak with anyone who may have information regarding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
The investigation continues into the discovery of an injured woman in Powers Pond Park in Mount Pearl early this morning.
All police are saying at this time is a 33-year-old woman was found in the park after members of the RNC responded to the area around 2 a.m. The woman was taken to hospital, reportedly in critical condition.
An RNC spokeswoman said they are not releasing any further details yet as investigators continue to look into the matter.
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers are saying little as they have the entrance to Power's Pond park blocked off this morning.
A member told The Telegram there will be a media briefing some time later this morning.
The RNC's overnight report said earlier today that patrol members, major crime investigatiors and forensic identification services were at the scene of an overnight incident.