Death of Viola Erb now being investigated as a homicide

What began as a suspicious death investigation in Baden, is now a homicide investigation.

Waterloo Regional Police provided the update late Wednesday morning.

Investigators say that information gathered during the investigation has led to the incident being declared a homicide.

The body of an 88-year-old woman was found inside a residence on Sandhills Road on Saturday afternoon. Emergency crews had originally responded for a medical call.

Police have also now confirmed the victim as Viola Erb.

Erb and her late husband Vernon co-founded Erb Transport Limited in 1959.

The Erb Group of Companies issued a statement on Wednesday that read, “Waterloo Regional Police have determined that her death is being investigated as a homicide. It is inappropriate to speculate any other details at this time.”

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