RCMP are following a tip that a woman whose body was found in a cardboard recycling facility in Manitoba may be from Saskatchewan.
Police said Wednesday they are following up a report that the dead woman's mother may be a retired teacher living in the Saskatoon area, and that "Laura" may have been raised on a farm in that area. The woman's surname may also have been Dale.
Investigators have not been able to confirm these reports and are asking for the public's help in bringing closure to the case for the victim's family.
Police also released a 2008 photo that is believed to be the unidentified woman.
Employees at the recycling plant in the Rural Municipality of Rosser, just north of Winnipeg, discovered the body December 1 while sorting through cardboard.
It's believed she was inside an industrial-sized BFI recycling bin that had been picked up in the city.
Police describe the woman as Caucasian, five feet and four inches tall, about 136 pounds and 50 to 60 years old. She had long salt-and-pepper hair kept in a bun, and light brown eyes.
Police believe she was often in the area of Winnipeg's Pembina Highway in the Fort Garry neighbourhood during the last two years.
Police say there is nothing to indicate foul play in the death.
Anyone who might know the woman's identity is asked to contact RCMP.