Manitoba

Family confirms Jill Tardiff's body pulled from water Thursday

Winnipeg police have confirmed that Jill Tardiff, missing since Sept. 6, has been located deceased and that no foul play is suspected.

Tardiff's family says they hope to turn the tragic event into something positive

Jill Tardiff is described as five foot four inches tall, 120 pounds, with short brown hair and blonde highlights. (Courtesy Debbie Lazaruk)

Winnipeg police have confirmed that Jill Tardiff has been located deceased and that no foul play is suspected. 

Family of Tardiff told CBC News that it was her body pulled from the Red River on Thursday night. 

The  61-year-old former principal was last seen in the old St. Boniface neighbourhood of Winnipeg on Sept. 6. 

"We do not want her legacy to be the missing woman. Jill impacted and changed many lives and we would like people to hold those memories of her," said Faye Tardiff, Jill's sister-in-law. 

Tardiff's family hopes to turn this tragic event into something positive.

"One message I would like to reiterate is how grateful we are for the kindness that everybody has shown us. The community in general. Strangers on the street, people who were willing to search, put up posters, be supports for the family. Supports from Drag the Red, they offered us their boat. Just in general, people have reached out to us who didn't even know us," Faye said.