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Story of Kelly Goforth

Kelly Goforth, 21, is described as the pillar of her family in her obituary – as a young woman with a heart of gold. She was a mother of a young boy.


Goforth was found dead in a Regina alley in September 2013. In September 2016, Clayton Eichler pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.


He accepted the responsibility for killing Goforth and another First Nations woman, Richele Bear. He was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 20 years.


In 2017, Goforth’s mother shared her story at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry in Saskatoon.