‘A sense of relief’: National Inquiry comes to a close in Edmonton

Families who testified at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Edmonton left the hearings with mixed emotions, as they ponder what happens next. Melanie Dene testified in a public hearing about her cousin Shelly, who went missing in Edmonton in 2013. Leading up to the hearing, she was nervous and … [Read more...]

Family of Amber Tuccaro still searching for answers seven years later

Tootsie Tuccaro knows her daughter’s killer is still out there. Seven years to the day 20-year-old Amber Alyssa Tuccaro was found missing, her family is still searching for answers. Tuccaro, originally from the Mikisew Cree First Nation, was last seen in Nisku on Aug. 18, 2010, and her remains were found in the same area two years … [Read more...]

‘Families are waiting for answers:’ Edmonton police reopen MMIWG cold cases

Edmonton police hope advancements in DNA technology will help them finally crack 10 cold cases they've reopened involving Indigenous women who have gone missing or been murdered in the city. The new spotlight on old crimes is being met with appreciation by advocates and family members who have lost loved ones. “I’m really glad about … [Read more...]