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Andrea Berg Death: Edmonton Police Make Arrests After Body Found In Shopping Cart

08/12/2015 06:46 EDT | Updated 08/12/2016 05:59 EDT
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EDMONTON — Two people are facing charges after the body of a woman was found in a shopping cart in an Edmonton alley.

Lana Jane Pelletier, who is 36, is charged with second-degree murder in the June death of 42-year-old Andrea Berg.

John Charles Kisiol, who is 50, is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.

Staff Sgt. Shawna Grimes says the victim and two accused were known to each other.

She says it appears the cart was used to transport Berg's body, but Grimes wouldn't provide more details on the case.

Witnesses who found the body said her legs, arms and mouth had been taped and her face was bloody.

The accused remain in custody and have yet to appear in court.

Grimes said the investigation continues, but wouldn't say if police are looking for other suspects.

"There's still things we need to look at. Of course we're looking for anybody that knows anything who hasn't talked to police to come forward, anybody who thought they might have witnessed anything relating to this homicide to contact Crime Stoppers or call police."

Berg's friends have said she struggled with addiction and was in treatment last year.

A spokeswoman with the Hope Mission said Berg was a beloved member of the social care agency and served in many areas with the agency's church, including its choir.

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