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Louie's body found in woods

A spokeswoman for the family of Roxanne Louie confirmed Wednesday, that Louie's body was found between Naramata and Chute Lake.

Laurie Wilson said the discovery was at a remote location, close to the home of Pier Robotti, one of two people arrested in connection with the death of the 26-year-old woman.

Wilson said the family did go up to say prayers at the location on Tuesday.

She was not sure if they would be returning today, Wednesday, but said other First Nations members could be visiting.

There will also be a rally for justice in support of the family at the Penticton courthouse at 9 a.m., Thursday  when the two people allegedly involved in Louie's death make an appearance.

Louie, an Osoyoos Indian Band member who was living in Vancouver, was reported missing last week, when she didn't show up at the Penticton airport to catch a flight back to Vancouver, on the morning of Jan. 4.

Louie, a single mother to a three-year-old boy, had been in the South Okanagan visiting during the holidays.

On Monday, as a result of the ongoing RCMP investigation, Grace Robotti, 65, was charged with second degree murder in the death of Louie.

Her brother Pier Robotti, 61, was charged with being an accessory after the fact and also charged with indignity to a body.

In addition to prayers being said at the Naramata location, an outdoor fire is burning on the Osoyoos Indian Reserve to send Louie on her journey. It will burn until after her burial.

Wilson said Louie's family is still in a holding pattern.

"The process of grieving is still on hold until the other shoe drops," she said.

Penticton RCMP Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said Wednesday, they have advised the family of the location, and what they, (the family), wish to say is up to them.

But, he added, the RCMP is not releasing further information regarding where the body was located.

 

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