Grande Prairie woman dies after assault by neighbour

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP have laid charges of manslaughter after a female was assaulted and passed away Friday.

On May 11 at 9:38 am RCMP and EMS responded to an assault complaint. The victim advised she needed medical attention and that she had been assaulted the previous night by a female tenant named Barb.

The victim passed away Friday. Edmonton Major Crime Unit have assumed carriage of the file to assist Grande Prairie Detachment and their GIS unit. An Autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday May 17.

Barb Wright of Grande Prairie has been charged with one count of Manslaughter and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Court on Monday, May 15th.

Police are asking the public if they had any contact with Sherra Eckert on May 10th or May 11th or if they have any information about this incident to contact the Grande Prairie Detachment at 780-830-5701. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phoning 1-800-222-8477.