Waterloo Regional Police Continuing to Investigate Fatal Shooting in Cambridge


Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police are continuing to investigate a homicide that occurred in Cambridge on April 17, 2019.

Police responded to an area on King Street East, near Church Street North and Westminster Drive North, at approximately 5:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, police located a female suffering from serious injuries. The female, Helen Schaller, 58, from Cambridge, was taken to hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

A post-mortem examination determined that Mrs. Schaller died from gunshot wounds.

Investigators are looking for a male suspect who was seen in the area prior to the shooting. The individual has been described as a white male, with a slim build. He had a shaved or bald head and was between 20-40 years of age. He was seen leaving the area operating a red Honda car.

Members of our Major Crime Unit continue to follow up on leads.

Waterloo Regional Police would like to remind residents to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity or suspicious individuals to police by calling 519-570-9777.

Anyone with information in regards to this homicide, including anyone who may have video surveillance, is asked to call 519-570-9777 ext. 8666 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Media Inquiries:

Ashley Dietrich


Public Information Officer, Executive Branch
Waterloo Regional Police Service
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8285



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