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Friday, April 08, 2005

Edmonton, we have a problem

Another woman's body found in Edmonton
Last Updated Fri, 08 Apr 2005 12:25:36 EDT
CBC News

EDMONTON - Police in Edmonton are investigating the discovery of a woman's body in the North Saskatchewan River, four days after another young woman was found dead on a golf course near the city.

INDEPTH: Edmonton's missing women

People walking near the river spotted the latest body at about 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The woman's body was floating down the river on an ice floe.

Spokesman Chris McLeod said an autopsy would be conducted on the body Friday. Police hope it will tell them the woman's age, cause of death and how long she'd been on the ice. Police are treating the death as suspicious.

Members of Project KARE, a task force investigating the death or disappearance of about 80 sex-trade workers in Western Canada, were called to the scene Thursday afternoon. On Monday, a groundskeeper called police after a young woman's body was found on the Edmonton Springs golf course, in a remote area northwest of the city.

FROM APRIL 7, 2005: Edmonton murder victim may have been as young as 12

She died of blunt-force trauma, an autopsy revealed Wednesday. Police have not been able to identify the victim but they say she was between 12 and 20 years old.


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