Rhonda Berg

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Family offers reward, pleads for tips in mysterious death of Alberta teacher

Family members of an Edmonton-area school teacher are offering a reward and pleading for the public’s help in solving her mysterious homicide.

EDMONTON — Family members of an Edmonton-area school teacher are offering a reward and pleading for the public’s help in solving her mysterious homicide.

Few details have been released about the death of Jolene Cote (JOE’-leen coh-TAY’), a married mother of two and a popular Grade 9 teacher at a junior high school in Spruce Grove.

Officers responded on Oct. 13 to a 911 caller who said the 36-year-old woman was injured in her rural home northeast of Spruce Grove.

She was declared dead when police and paramedics arrived, but how she died has not been released.

Two of Cote’s sisters and her mother say they are collecting donations for a reward to be given for information that solves the case.

An RCMP spokesman says investigators want to talk to anyone who was in the area in the hours before Cote was discovered.