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Police investigating homicide of Fredericton woman found along dirt road

Police have identified the victim has 31-year old Candace Rose Winona Stevens of Fredericton. File / Global News

Police say they are investigating the death of a Fredericton woman as a homicide.

The Fredericton Police Force says the woman’s body was found Saturday along a dirt road in Upper Derby, N.B., which is about 35 kilometres outside Miramichi.

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Police have identified the victim as 31-year old Candace Rose Winona Stevens of Fredericton.

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Stevens’ obituary indicates that she was born in Saint John, had a daughter and was an aesthetician at Sorella Spa.

In a Facebook post, the business called Stevens “a very kind soul, a wonderful colleague, and friend.”

Fredericton police say they are leading the investigation with the assistance of New Brunswick RCMP.

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Police do not believe there is any risk to the public.

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Anyone with information on the death of Candace Stevens is asked to contact the Fredericton Police Force or Crime Stoppers.

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