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Indigenous women found dead in Edmonton in 1970s identified [Video]

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Two Indigenous women, whose identities remained a mystery for decades after their deaths, were honoured in Edmonton on Friday.

On July 30, 1975, the body of Louise Laderoute, 24, from Papaschase First Nation, was pulled from the North Saskatchewan River.

Almost a year later, on June 11, 1976, Irene Jacknife, 30, who had been reported missing from Drayton Valley, died outside an Edmonton address.

Both were buried in Edmonton ceremonies without officials being able to confirm their names.

Their files were the first to be re-examined as a part of Project Match, a collaboration by local and national authorities to review Edmonton Police Service’s historical unidentified human remains investigations.

“Our investigators know from experience just how each unresolved investigation can be a source of family trauma for years, for generations even,” said EPS Insp. Colin Derksen. “Through this project, Project Match, we intend to review each one of these 20 …

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