RCMP continue to investigate fatal explosion in Innisfail

RCMP continue to search for clues of an explosion that killed a young single mother in Innisfail last month.

Last week, RCMP ruled Vicky Shachtay’s death as a homicide.

The 23-year-old single mother died as a result of an explosion after a package was delivered to her home in Innisfail on Nov. 25. About 250 people attended her funeral, which was held this past Saturday.

The explosion occurred inside Shachtay’s residence at 51st Ave and 47 St. in Innisfail. The incident occurred after a package was delivered to the residence and RCMP have confirmed that it was the source of the explosion.

Shachtay was disabled and in a wheel chair from a car collision. She was also a single mother to a seven-year-old girl.

Emergency crews were called to the scene of the explosion and quickly blocked off the premises. A 30-year-old caregiver was also in the home at the time, but suffered no serious injury.

An autopsy was conducted last week and RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb said the results confirmed Shachtay’s death was a homicide.

“We want the public to be aware and be mindful of any unanticipated delivery of packages,” said Webb.

Residences of the other townhouses were evacuated immediately but no other buildings were damaged.

Experts were brought in from Edmonton and Ottawa to investigate the explosive device as well. The only outside damage to the home was a broken window.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Innisfail RCMP or Crime Stoppers in order to help move the investigation along.

No arrests have been made.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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