Innisfail remains identified as Dana Turner
The remains of missing Fort Saskatchewan woman Dana Jane Turner were found Sunday near Innisfail, Alta., the RCMP have confirmed.
Turner, 31, was last seen on Aug. 14. Police notified her family on Tuesday about the discovery.
"They said she did not die of natural causes, that it looked like she was murdered," her mother Wendy Yurko said. "Now they have to find out who murdered her."
The medical examiner is still determining how Turner died. RCMP are calling her death suspicious.
Police conducted an extensive ground search in the area, nearly 200 kilometres south of Edmonton, alongside volunteers from the local search team.
Turner, from Fort Saskatchewan, was last seen around 5 p.m., Aug. 14 when she was caught on security video at a west Edmonton gas station. Earlier that day, she was seen leaving the Quality Inn West Harvest on Stony Plain Road with an unknown man.
Turner's boyfriend, Mark Lindsay, was released from jail just days before she disappeared.
Court documents show Lindsay pleaded guilty on Aug. 12 to assault with a weapon for stabbing Dana Jane Turner in the head on June 22, 2011.
Lindsay, the adopted son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay, was sentenced to 50 days in jail but released after getting credit for time served.
Lindsay is currently in custody in Kamloops. B.C., charged with robbery and possession of a weapon in a non-related case. Details of that arrest are under a publication ban.