Escort died of strangulation: medical examiner

An autopsy has determined Chantel Robertson died of strangulation, the provincial medical examiner said Thursday.

An autopsy has determined Chantel Robertson died of strangulation, the provincial medical examiner said Thursday.

Chantel Robertson, 20, was last seen alive Saturday morning.

The body of the 20-year old woman, who worked as an escort, was found Monday buried in the yard of the bungalow at which she was last seen.

Robertson was last seen around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she was dropped off at a client's residence at 98 Street and 80 Avenue in Edmonton's south end.

Matthew Todd Barrett, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder and offering an indignity to a body.

Police began investigating Robertson as a missing person Sunday morning after she did not show up for her scheduled pick-up or for work that day.