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Second-degree murder charge laid in Woodroffe Avenue homicide

A 25-year-old Ottawa man is facing a murder charge in connection with a woman’s death in west Ottawa.

Police responded to a home on Woodroffe Avenue, north of Baseline Road, at around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, where one person was found dead inside.

Police said the death was declared a homicide on Thursday.

On Friday, Ottawa police identified the victim as Deborah Owen, 57. Police did not release a cause of death.

Tyler Lambert, 25, is charged with second-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

This marks the 11th homicide in the city so far this year.

The Ottawa Police Service homicide unit continues to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact 613-236-1222 ext. 5493.

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