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Edmonton's latest homicide victim a 'loving' mother of two boys

Friends are remembering the 27-year-old woman shot to death over the weekend as a dedicated mother of two young boys who dreamed of becoming a nurse.

Police have identified Kathleen Emma Morton as the woman fatally injured from gunshot wounds after a drug-related home invasion in the area of 49 Avenue and 111 A Street early Sunday morning. Morton’s death is Edmonton’s 12th homicide of 2015.

Morton loved camping, going to the movies and made the most out of life, her friend Sarah Rozycki said.

“She was a loving person, she was honest. She was my best friend,” Rozycki said. “She was always happy and smiling, and we had so many good memories together.”

Morton was preparing to return to school to study nursing at MacEwan University in the fall, Rozycki said. She was excited about a new relationship and promising future for herself and her two boys, aged four and seven.

Morton lived at the south side home for about three weeks, Rozycki said.

Police continue to investigate and are looking for two suspects who fled the home and drove away in a small, black two-door vehicle. One suspect is described as a 6’2” male with olive skin in his mid-to-late 20s, about 250 lbs with long black hair. He was seen wearing a white and blue t-shirt.

The second suspect is described as being 6’0” with olive skin in his mid-to-late 20s. He has a slim build, black hair, and was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

Both suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle involved or anything suspicious in the area to contact Edmonton Police Service at 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.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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