Edmonton police investigate the shooting death of Kelsey Ouellette

The 2022 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here

Edmonton police responded to numerous reports of gunshots in the area of Jasper Avenue and 116 Street on November 5th at approximately 7:30 p.m. 

On arrival police located Kelsey Ouellette, 31, suffering from gunshot injuries. Despite life-saving efforts Ouellette was pronounced at the scene.

Photo: EPS

On Nov. 10, 2022, an autopsy completed by the Edmonton Medical Examiner determined that Ouellette died of multiple gunshot wounds, and her manner of death was homicide.

Police have released video footage of a suspect vehicle, described as a white Toyota SUV, that was in the area around the time of Ouellette’s death. Police have also released a photo of a 2016 white Toyota Highlander that was located burning in the area of 259 Avenue and 18 Street at approximately 8:45 p.m. on the evening of her death.  At this time, detectives are investigating whether the burned-out vehicle is the suspect vehicle.

Police have confirmed that the vehicle was stolen from Calgary in August and had a license plate that was stolen from west Edmonton in early October. The stolen license plate number, Alberta Plate: CKP5569.

Detective Jared Buhler with the EPS Homicide Section said “We believe this Toyota Highlander was driven and would have been parked in the Edmonton area throughout the months of October and November.”

Anyone who may have dash cam or security video footage of either of the vehicles near Jasper Avenue and 116 Street or 259 Avenue and 18 Street on Saturday, Nov. 5 are also asked to immediately contact police.

Additionally, investigators are hoping to speak with any friends or acquaintances of Ouellette who may have had contact with her since June of this year.

Anyone who believes they may have information or video relating to the suspect vehicle or Ouellette’s death are encouraged to contact the EPS by calling 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.