Update, Husband charged with murder – Kitchener House explosion that killed Edresilda Haan, deemed a homicide

The Waterloo Regional Police Service, and the Kitchener Fire Department, responded to Sprucedale Crescent shortly after 8 a.m. on August 22nd on report of an explosion.

Police arrived to find Edresilda Haan, 58, deceased in the backyard of the home. A 58-year-old male, who also resided in the home, was airlifted to hospital with critical injuries.

Police determined that Edresilda Haan’s death was the result of a homicide. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Anyone with information to call 519-570-9777 ext. 8419.

Update October 9th 2018
Udo Haan, 58, who remains in hospital under medical care, has been charged with first-degree murder and one count of arson with disregard for human life in relation to the house explosion that took the life of his wife Edresilda Haan.