The mother of a Fort Saskatchewan woman allegedly killed by the son of a former Edmonton police chief is looking for answers today in a Red Deer courtoom.


Dana Turner was last seen alive in August 2011. Her remains were found in a field near Innisfail, Alta., two months later. (RCMP)

"It has decimated my life, my family is in shambles," said Wendy Yurko whose daughter's body was found near Innisfail, Alta., about two months after she disappeared from Fort Saskatchewan in August 2011.

Mark Lindsay admitted to killing Dana Turner, 31, during a trial in an unrelated case, but claimed he believed she was a witch, part of group of serial killers trying to kill him.

"If that's true then why didn't he stay away from her if he was so terrified of her," said Yurko. "But he came straight to her. All these things I want answers for."

Yurko said her daughter disappeared the day after Lindsay, Turner's ex-boyfriend, was released from Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre where he was serving a sentence for assaulting Turner.

Yurko wonders why she wasn't warned about Lindsay's release.

"They let him out of jail literally 10 blocks from my home. I came home from work, at quarter to midnight, my daughter was not home and she was never found alive."

Her body was found two months later in a field about 200 kilometres south of Edmonton.

Lindsay is the son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay.

His preliminary hearing on charges of second-degree murder, performing an indignity to a body and obstruction of justice.begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Red Deer provincial court.

With files from CBC's James Hees