Murder charge laid in case of woman whose body found near Innisfail

The son of a former Edmonton police chief has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Dana Jane Turner, whose body was found west of Innisfail last October.

The son of a former Edmonton police chief has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Dana Jane Turner, whose body was found west of Innisfail last October.

Mark Damien Lindsay, 25, of Edmonton has also been charged with performing an indignity to a body and obstruction of justice.

Lindsay was arrested in the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam, B.C. He will be returned to Alberta for a court appearance. The date has not yet been set.

Turner, 31, was reported missing to the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP on Aug. 16, 2011. Her decomposed remains were found in a rural area 10 km west of Innisfail on Oct. 9. She was identified through dental records.

She had last been seen on Aug. 14 on security video at an Edmonton gas station. She was from Fort Saskatchewan.

The charges were laid after an extensive police investigation involving RCMP from Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Calgary, Red Deer and Innisfail. Calgary and Edmonton police services and various forensics, missing persons and homicide units also contributed.

Lindsay was reportedly Turner’s boyfriend and is the adopted son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay.

RCMP said the investigation continues and anyone with information should contact Fort Saskatchewan RCMP at 780-922-6100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).