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Corrie Ottenbreit's remains tied to rural property near Leduc

07/28/2015 02:16 EDT | Updated 07/28/2016 05:59 EDT
Police say the remains of a woman missing since 2004 have been identified among the remains of another woman discovered last spring on a rural property near Leduc, Alta.

Remains were found on the property on April 19, with RCMP later identifying them as belonging to Delores Brower, an Edmonton sex-trade worker.

Today, RCMP announced that some of the remains found that day actually belonged to a second woman — Corrie Renee Ottenbreit — who was also an Edmonton sex-trade worker.

Ottenbreit's identity was confirmed through DNA analysis of a hair sample she had voluntarily provided the Project KARE's proactive street team in 2003.

Ottenbreit's death is considered a homicide and investigators are looking for the public's help to find out what led to her disappearance, said Insp. Stacey Talbot.

Talbot also said the remains of the two women were found within eight kilometres of the remains of two other women, suggesting police may be dealing with a serial predator.

Ottenbreit was last seen by a family member at 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, 2004, when she left her home to work in the sex trade along 118th Avenue.

The remains of the following women have been found within an 8-km radius in Leduc County:

- Katie Sylvia Ballantyne — last seen April 28, 2003. Remains found July 7, 2003.

- Delores Brower — last seen May 15, 2004. Remains found April 19, 2015.

- Corrie Ottenbreit — last seen May 9, 2004. Remains found April 19, 2015.   

- Amber Tuccaro — last seen Aug. 18, 2010. Remains found Sept. 1, 2012.   

A map showing the locations of remains found near Leduc. All locations are approximate based on information provided by police. 

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