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RCMP Leduc – Human Remains Found Near Leduc Positively Identified

 

Leduc, Alberta – On April 19, 2015, a rural property owner near Rollyview, Alberta (east of Leduc) located human skeletal remains in a wooded area on his property.  An extensive RCMP search was conducted.  With the assistance of the Medical Examiner’s Office, remains collected from the scene have positively been identified as those of Delores Dawn BROWER.  The remains are currently at the ME’s office in Edmonton where further examination continues.  Immediate family of Delores Brower have been advised and are requesting privacy during this difficult time.  The investigation is now being led by the RCMP Historical Homicide Unit supported by KARE, Edmonton Police Services and the RCMP Major Crimes Unit.

Brower_8.5x11Delores Brower of Edmonton was reported missing by her family on May 8, 2005.  Thirty-three years old at the time, she was described as Métis, with long brown hair and brown eyes.  She was 5’3” tall and weighed approximately 110 lbs.  The last confirmed sighting of Delores was on May 13, 2004 at 5:40 a.m. on 118th Avenue and 70th Street in Edmonton.  Delores was involved in the sex trade and was seen by police attempting to get a ride westbound on 118th Avenue.  At that time, she was wearing a black sweater and black jeans and wearing her hair down.  Delores had scars on her left and right forearms.  She went by the nickname “Spider”.

RCMP can confirm that other human remains have been previously located within a five mile radius of this area in 2003 and 2012. All investigational avenues and possibilities were and continue to be explored as these investigations move forward.

Police are requesting that anyone who may have information surrounding the disappearance or death of Delores Brower or who may have seen her after May 13th, 2004, to please call   1-877-412-KARE FREE (5273, Crime Stoppers toll free, at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), The Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567, any local police agency or www.kare.ca

The Brower family has prepared the statement below and has asked the RCMP to distribute it on their behalf. The family asks for privacy at this time.

Statement from the family of the late Delores Brower

While we are saddened to have confirmation that Delores’ remains have been found, there is a sense of thankfulness as well. We loved Delores and are grateful to have some closure.

While we are grieving with some sense of relief, we know there are many families who have yet to find the answers they are seeking.

PLEASE,- if you have any information about Delores or other individuals involved in a high risk lifestyle who have been reported missing, contact the police, KARE or Crime Stoppers.

Our thanks to KARE and the police for their support and for the work they’ve done to bring resolution.

We do not wish to be contacted by the media and ask that you please respect our privacy at this time.

 
Thank you.

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