Body found in Calmar identified as Camrose woman, 22

A body found in Calmar, southwest of Edmonton, on Monday has been identified as Mackenzie Leah Harris, a 22-year-old Camrose woman reported missing two days earlier.

Neighbours heard loud bangs Saturday night which they say may have been gunshots

RCMP are investigating in Calmar after human remains were found in the town on Monday. (CBC)

A body found in Calmar, southwest of Edmonton, Monday has been identified as Mackenzie Leah Harris, a 22-year-old Camrose woman reported missing two days earlier.

The body of Mackenzie Leah Harris, a 22-year-old Camrose woman reported missing Saturday, was found in Calmar Monday. (Supplied)
An autopsy Tuesday concluded Harris' death was criminal. 

RCMP is appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual, or has residential video surveillance, in the area of Aileen Faller Park in Leduc overnight Friday into Saturday to contact the Leduc detachment at 780-980-7200.

Calmar residents living near the property where Harris' remains were found early Monday evening said they heard what they thought were gunshots over the weekend.

The remains were found on a town maintenance site, near a Quonset hut.

Neighbours say the property is often used by people walking dogs or riding ATVs.

The site is across the road from a trailer park, where investigators canvassed door to door.

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said she heard four loud pops on Saturday evening, which she thought sounded like gunshots.

The woman said police came to her door and told her, "You know, there's been a homicide."

Anna Falletta, who also lives nearby, said she heard a loud bang that same night.

RCMP said nothing indicated Harris' death is "related in any way to any historical homicides the RCMP is currently investigating in the Rolly View rural area of Leduc County."

Last week police identified the remains of a second woman found on a rural property near Leduc, east of Calmar.

Those remains were found on April 19, and RCMP later identified them as belonging to Delores Brower, an Edmonton sex-trade worker.

Then last week, RCMP announced that some of the remains found that April day actually belonged to a second woman — Corrie Renee Ottenbreit — who was also an Edmonton sex-trade worker.

RCMP ​Insp. Stacey Talbot said the remains of those two women were found within eight kilometres of the remains of two other women, suggesting police may be dealing with a serial predator.


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