Ten months after the drowning of an Alberta schoolteacher at Shelter Bay, British Columbia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are now classifying the death as a homicide.
The victim, Laura Letts Beckett, a 50-year-old elementary schoolteacher from Westlock, Alberta, was fishing from a boat with her husband on Aug. 18, 2010 when she was reported to have fallen overboard into the Upper Arrow Lakes. She was not wearing a lifejacket and it was reported she couldn't swim. Her husband said he attempted to rescue her but was unable to, reports say.
But now, nearly a year later, RCMP spokesmen confirmed the RCMP suspect foul play, saying the death is being classified as a homicide, reports say, and that investigators were conducting an additional investigation.
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