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Story of Joey English

Joey Tiiah Patricia English, 25, was a mother of three and a member of the Piikani Nation, a community in the Blackfoot Confederacy of southern Alberta.


Her family describes her as compassionate and always laughing. She was reported missing on June 9, 2016, by her family. Parts of her body were found in a grassy area of Calgary two days later. It was later discovered that she died of an overdose while at Joshua Weise’s house.


Weise was charged with indignity to a human body; he dismembered her body and discarded her remains in several locations near his house. On April 12, 2017, a judge sentenced Weise to 18 months in jail plus a three year period of probation with substance abuse treatment also ordered.