EDMONTON – The search for 32-year-old Anina Hundsdoerfer has come to an end, with an autopsy positively identifying her remains on Thursday.
Because no signs of foul play were discovered, police do not consider Hundsdoerfer’s death to have been criminal.
The body of the missing Edmonton woman was discovered Monday afternoon near Nordegg, about 315 kilometres southwest of Edmonton. The remains were found several kilometres away from where her car was located on March 26.
Alberta’s Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister issued a statement on behalf of the Alberta government Thursday evening.
“Anina was a Forest Health Officer with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. As with all employees in the public service, her work was important to the success of the province,” said Robin Campbell.
“Anina was passionate about her job and well known for the training she provided on Mountain Pine Beetle ground surveys… I know Anina will be dearly missed by her friends and colleagues within the Government of Alberta. The news we received today is difficult and our thoughts and prayers are with Anina’s family and friends.”
Her roommate had reported her missing three days earlier. Her disappearance was considered out of character, and there were concerns for her well-being.
RCMP, police, and Hundsdoerfer’s friends had been searching for her ever since.
Her family has asked police to convey its thanks to those who phoned in tips or helped in the search for her.
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