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Burnt body of missing woman Taya Sinclair found in Prince Albert, Sask.

On the morning of March 15, Prince Albert police and fire responded to a call of a burnt body in the snow dump just south of Alfred Jenkins Field House. File Photo / Global News

Taya Sinclair is being described by her family as a warm person with a spirit, a heart and a voice that was valuable to many people.

The 24-year-old Saskatoon woman was reported missing to police on Monday.

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The following morning, her burnt body was discovered at the snow dump south of the Alfred Jenkins Field House in Prince Albert, Sask.

Prince Albert police said her death is a homicide.

“Taya was a young Indigenous woman — a granddaughter, a mother, a child and a dearly loved family member and friend,” said a statement from Sinclair’s family.

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“Life may take us down different paths, but the family would like to remind everyone that Taya mattered.”

The family is asking for privacy and said they will speak at a later date.

“The family needs space to process her tragic passing and to prepare ceremony and burial plans,” said the statement.

“They ask that you please continue to hold them in your prayers as Taya makes her journey to the spirit world.”

Prince Albert police are asking anyone with information about Sinclair’s homicide to contact investigators at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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