I immediately became intrigued by the photo; fellow Edmonton History buff John Hanson noticed something as well:
One and possibly two police officers in the background. Thinking this photo was taken for a very specific purpose. Crime scene? Newspaper pic?— John Hanson (@john_s_hanson) May 7, 2021
That did it; I decided to go searching through the Journal archives to see what I could find.
In searching, I looked for 9930 157 Street. The first hit in the archives came up on March 15, 1948: