Family of missing Edmonton woman organizes walk to raise awareness
EDMONTON – The family of 26-year-old Shelly Tanis Dene, who was last seen in August 2013, held a walk on Saturday to raise awareness of her disappearance.
Dene was reported missing to the Edmonton Police Service on Nov. 8, 2013. She had been out of contact with her family since August. At the time of her disappearance, she was living in the area of 114 St. and 102 Ave.
The EPS Missing Persons Unit continues to search for Dene.
Family members also continue to search for information about the 26-year-old. They held an awareness walk in her memory in Churchill Square on Saturday afternoon.
Speeches, traditional smudge and prayer ceremonies with drummers and singers were held before to the walk.
“Someone, somewhere, knows something about my sister’s whereabouts,” said Candice Lhommecourt.
“We’re hopeful that by raising awareness this weekend about her disappearance, that someone will contact police and help bring our sister home. I have mountains to move to bring Shelly back home, and until then Shelly remains in my dreams, thoughts, prayers and heart.”
“We want the community to know that we haven’t forgotten about our loving Shelly,” she added.
“Our family and friends will be participating Saturday, and we also invite the community to come walk with us.”
Dene is described as being Aboriginal, 5’7” tall, 111 lbs, with brown eyes and brown hair.
Anyone who may have seen or spoken to Dene or has information about her whereabouts is encouraged to call the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online here.
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