ALBERTA

Ambert Dawn Diebert Found Dead As Alberta RCMP Seek 2nd Missing Woman

12/13/2015 12:40 EST | Updated 12/13/2016 05:12 EST

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Ambert Diebert, left, has been found dead, while Jody Topilko, right, remains missing.

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Police in Alberta are trying to confirm that a missing woman is safe after another woman she knew was found dead.

RCMP say that Amber Dawn Diebert, 24, and Jody Michelle Topilko, 30, were both reported missing earlier this week.

Diebert's body was found in a rural area northwest of Grand Prairie on Friday and police believe she was a victim of foul play.

Insp. Gibson Glavin says the women knew each other and investigators hope Topilko might be able to help them figure out what led to Diebert's death.

"... we don't have her and don't know how she is. But we don't have any information, on the other hand, that she is the victim of foul play."

Glavin says investigators don't believe there's a risk to the public based on the evidence so far, but that they are anxious to find Topilko safe and sound.

Police are looking for a black, 2015 Chevrolet 1500 pickup with Alberta licence plate L02 511 that may be connected to Topilko.

"There's concern since we don't have her and don't know how she is. But we don't have any information, on the other hand, that she is the victim of foul play," Glavin said of Topilko.

"She's missing and we're actively looking for her."

Not ruling out link

While police said they don't know if there is an actual link between the two investigations, they said they aren't ruling out the possibility.

Glavin said Diebert was last seen on Tuesday and was reported missing on Thursday.

Topilko was reported missing on Tuesday, and was last seen shopping in Grande Prairie with a family member on Nov. 29.

"They knew each other in some way and that's the only connection we have between them right now," Glavin said. 

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