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RCMP investigating human remains found in Saddle Lake

About 100 people took part in a search effort to find a missing 34-year-old woman in Saddle Lake, Alta., on Wednesday. Sarah Kraus/ Global News

RCMP confirmed to Global News Thursday they are investigating after human remains were found in Saddle Lake.

While the remains have not yet been identified, they were found about one kilometre from where a young mother of three was last seen.

READ MORE: Family issues reward for information about missing Saddle Lake mom

Kimberly Cardinal, 34, was last seen April 23 after being dropped off at a house on Saddle Lake First Nation. She was reported missing two weeks later after failing to contact family members or accessing her bank account.

More than 100 community members spent days searching Saddle Lake for Cardinal.

READ MORE: About 100 people take part in central Alberta search effort to find missing woman

On June 25, RCMP received a call from an area resident who found human remains close to where she was last seen.

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Investigators are working with the medical examiner to identify the remains.

Officers, with dogs, as well as a special search team, were combing the area Thursday for additional evidence.

Saddle Lake First Nation is located about 160 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

Watch below (May 9): About 100 people took part in a search effort in Saddle Lake on Wednesday, the same day police issued a plea to the public for any tips in the case of a missing woman. Sarah Kraus reports.

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People take part in central Alberta search effort to find missing woman – May 9, 2019

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