Remains Of Karina Wolfe Found, Man Arrested And Second-Degree Murder Charge Laid

Karina Wolfe is seen in this file photo.

Karina Wolfe is seen in this file photo.

By Red Power Media, Staff

Arrest made in disappearance and murder of Aboriginal woman last seen more than 5 years. 

Saskatoon police on Friday identified human remains found earlier this month as belonging to Karina Beth Ann Wolfe, who was 20 years-old, when she vanished.

A 33-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder and is to appear in Saskatoon provincial court on Monday.

Wolfe was last seen by a member of her family in July of 2010.

Police say they received information that led them to a rural area northwest of Saskatoon, where the remains were found on Nov. 14. DNA tests confirmed Wolfe’s identity and her family was contacted this week.

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Authorities say a number of organizations worked to confirm the finding, including the chief coroner, a forensic anthropologist and the RCMP cold case major crime unit.

Wolfe’s relatives, who have held yearly vigils to remember her and to raise awareness of missing and murdered aboriginal women, are requesting privacy.

Saskatoon Police will hold a news conference on Monday to update the case.

Wolfe’s family is also expected to speak to the media Monday.

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