Family and friends of Rebecca Hunter are mourning the loss of her life but say they are also want justice.
“My sister Becca was a vibrant, loving mother, a great auntie, a great friend — she had many friends,” Hunter’s older sister, Robin Bugler, explained.
On Wednesday morning, Hunter was found dead outside a Wellington Park townhome in northwest Edmonton. Her sister says she was there to visit and have a good time and that she doesn’t’ know what happened.
“I wish I could have been there to protect her, and it’s really hard because you never really think that you’d lose a sibling so fast,” Bugler said. “All the other times she went out, she was OK and this time she’s not OK.”
Hunter’s three daughters, who live with their grandmother, are also mourning the loss.
“I’ve been in contact with my mom and seeing how the children are doing, and the children are taking it very bad,” Bugler said. “They’re taking it really, really hard and it’s normal because it’s devastating, and they don’t know where to start or where to begin.”
While police continue to seek answers, Bugler wants her sister remembered in a positive light.
“My sister didn’t live in the residence of where her body was found, and those children who reside in the residence are not her children, and she did not come from a domestic violence relationship,” Bugler said.
“She went there to visit and have a good time, and I don’t know what happened or why her life was taken,” Bugler added.
An autopsy was conducted but police have not released a cause of death. They’re asking anyone with information to come forward.