Police identify third woman killed in eight days
Ottawa police have identified the third woman killed in the Capital in eight days as 42-year-old Lien Angelis.
The woman's husband, 38-year-old Demetrios Angelis, is charged with manslaughter in her death and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.
Angelis' body was found when police were called to a high-rise apartment building on McEwen Avenue near Richmond Road Sunday afternoon. Her lifeless body was reportedly wrapped up in a carpet.
Neighbours say two children, ages eight and three years old, were unharmed and also in the apartment when police arrived on scene. Ottawa police, however, would not confirm whether officers found children in the unit.
Social workers and grief counsellors have been brought in to �douard-Bond French Catholic School, where the couple's oldest child is enrolled in Grade 2, to help staff and students deal with the tragedy.
Child psychologist Maggie Mamen told CTV Ottawa children who find themselves in this type of situation often feel a strong sense of guilt and abandonment.
"Under any circumstances it's awful for a child to lose a parent, to lose them under violent circumstances and then to be part of that is almost unthinkable," said Mamen.
"The older the child, the more complex for them it becomes because they can see a lot more -- the "what-ifs" -- and they can see the loss in a much broader perspective."
Angelis' death is the Capital's fifth homicide of the year and the third such incident in just over one week.
Thirty-nine-year-old Pamela Kosmack was found dead and half-naked near an NCC bike path in Ottawa's west end on June 4. Nine days ago, Ottawa police found 28-year-old Alicia Bateman strangled to death in her Orleans home in an apparent murder-suicide.
Ottawa police say while the murders are unrelated and there is no cause for panic, each incident is still tragic for those involved.
"None of these are connected. They are all independent incidents but regardless these are all tragedies," Const. J.P. Vincelette said Monday.
With a report from CTV Ottawa's Catherine Lathem