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Story of Delores Brower

Delores Dawn Brower, 32, was a Métis woman who was reported missing in June 2005. An investigation revealed she was last seen hitchhiking in the early hours of May 12, 2004.


JoAnn McCartney, a former police officer who now runs a program that helps women leave the sex trade in Edmonton described Brower as a tiny, quiet woman who was often depressed. When McCartney last saw her in 2003, Brower was trying to leave the sex trade.


The Edmonton police task force have always suspected foul play in her case. On April 19, 2015, nearly 10 years after she was reported missing, Brower’s remains were discovered on a rural property near Rolleyview, Alta. Police haven’t determined how she died, but are asking the public for any information. The KARE unit, an RCMP entity that investigates and reviews files of murdered or missing vulnerable persons throughout Alberta, is handling the homicide.