Kelsey Ouellette Obituary, Death – Police in Edmonton have released surveillance video of a car they believe was involved in the shooting death of a woman who was found shot to death close to Jasper Avenue and are seeking more information from those who knew her. On November 5, after hearing gunshots in the neighborhood, 31-year-old Kelsey Ouellette was discovered dead in a car close to 116 Street. A white Toyota SUV that was observed in the neighborhood around the time of Ouellette’s death was captured on camera by Edmonton police and made public ahead of a news conference regarding the investigation on Wednesday morning.
The 2016 white Toyota Highlander that was discovered burning between 259 Avenue and 18 Street the same evening that Ouellette was slain is being investigated to see if it is the same car. The burned-out vehicle had an Alberta license plate that had been stolen from west Edmonton in early October when it was discovered. It had been taken from northwest Calgary in August.
According to homicide detective Jared Buhler, “We think this Toyota Highlander was driven and would have been parked in the Edmonton area throughout the months of October and November.”
“We are requesting anyone who recognizes this vehicle or can recall seeing a similar vehicle parked in an unusual or temporary location to please get in touch with us.” On Wednesday at 10 a.m., Buhler will answer questions from the media.
In the last six months of her life, Ouellette allegedly experienced a “life-changing” event, according to the police.
“According to the information gathered, our investigators think that the circumstances surrounding that incident may have anything to do with her slaying.
“While we’ve spoken to a lot of people Kelsey knows, we’re particularly interested in hearing from the folks who are closest to the event but haven’t been found yet. We strongly advise these people to call the police right away,” Buhler said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the police, as well as anyone who spotted a strange vehicle at 259 Avenue and 18 Street or who has a dash cam or surveillance footage from either scene.