Body ID'd as missing Edmonton scientist Anina Hundsdoerfer
The body found near Rocky Mountain House on Monday has been identified as that of Anina Hundsdoerfer, say police.
An autopsy completed on Thursday confirmed the identification. EPS detectives say there were no signs of foul play.
They are not treating the death as criminal.
The body was found by RCMP search teams in a forested area just off the road several kilometres north of where Hundsdoerfer’s car was found in March.
Hundsdoerfer was reported missing on March 23 after she went into work in downtown Edmonton, leaving behind her phone and identification.
Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers found her 2005 Toyota Echo parked along the side of Highway 734 near Nordegg two days later.
The car was locked and there were no signs of foul play.
RCMP and EPS have been coordinating efforts to find the missing woman, conducting several searches of the area around where the car was found using RCMP dog teams.
Hundsdoerfer’s friends also conducted their own search of the area, and posted signs with her picture in Nordegg and Rocky Mountain House.
In a message released through the police, Hundsdoerfer’s family thanked the public for their search efforts.