Police find remains at waste facility
Mounties in northern Alberta say human remains have been found at a waste management facility they had been searching as part of a homicide investigation.
RCMP say the remains were found Saturday at the Aquatera Waste Management site in Grande Prairie.
Courtney Breanna Johnstone, 26, of Grande Prairie was reported missing on Jan. 30.
While RCMP charged a man with her death last week, officers hadn't found her body.
Police say they're still working to confirm the identity of the remains and an autopsy is anticipated early this week.
Shane Gregory Babitsch, 21, of Grande Prairie has been charged with first-degree murder.
Mounties said in a news release last week that the search was "methodical and arduous," noting that they faced challenges such as cold weather, snow and dangers that included industrial and medical waste as well as toxic gasses.
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