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Body of missing O’Chiese woman found on Wednesday

RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information to come forward

An O’Chiese First Nation woman missing since Sunday evening has been found dead.

Rocky Mountain House Search and Rescue and local RCMP found a body, tentatively identified as Crystal Whitford, 41, about 10:45 a.m. at O’Chiese First Nation.

Whitford was seen leaving her home about 6 p.m. on Sunday. She was walking on a path in the woods near her residence on the reserve.

RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who may have seen her, or who may have information, to contact Rocky Mountain RCMP at 403-845-2882 or your local police. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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