RCMP identify human remains near Edmonton as woman missing for more than decade

Mounties in Alberta say they may be dealing with a serial killer after identifying the remains of a woman south of Edmonton.

EDMONTON — Mounties in Alberta say they may be dealing with a serial killer after identifying the remains of a woman south of Edmonton.

RCMP Insp. Stacey Talbot says the remains found on a rural property near Leduc in April have been identified as belonging to Corrie Ottenbreit.

Ottenbreit, a sex trade worker, was last seen in Edmonton more than a decade ago, in May 2004.

Including Ottenbreit, police have found the remains of four women within an eight-kilometre radius in Leduc County.

Talbot says given the proximity of the victims, police have not ruled out the possibility of a serial killer.

Ottenbreit’s family, in a statement, says Corrie was a loving daughter, partner, sister and friend, and they will cherish their memories of happier times.