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This walkway leads to a west Edmonton ravine where searchers found the body of a woman Monday evening. ((Janice Johnston/CBC News))

The Edmonton Medical Examiner confirmed Tuesday that 38-year-old Sheri Lynn Popowich was the woman who was found dead in a west-end ravine.

A team using a search dog located her body in the Westridge ravine Monday around 7 p.m. local time.

Police are treating Popowich's death as suspicious. They are not releasing the results of the autopsy for investigative reasons.

The death has put the local community on edge, but Edmonton police said it should not keep people away from the city's ravines or river valley trails.

"I think you should always be cognizant of your personal safety anytime you walk into a ravine area. A wooded area. Things happen," said homicide Det. Dan Jones. 

"But this event, I would say, has no bearing on the public safety."

Popowich was last seen at 11 a.m. Saturday when she left her southwest Edmonton home to go for a walk.