Body of missing woman found in Bouctouche
Published Friday, December 7, 2012 3:53PM AST
Last Updated Friday, December 7, 2012 6:59PM AST
The body of a woman reported missing from a special care home in Bouctouche, N.B. has been found.
Police say a person walking along the Bouctouche River, near Alyre Lane, spotted her body on the riverbank and phoned police around noon Friday.
Murielle Leger was last seen at the home Friday, but she wasn’t reported missing until Monday.
She has been living at Foyer Joe for nearly a year and told workers she would be staying with family for the weekend.
She was reported missing Monday after her family called the home to check in on her.
Leger had been asked to move out of the home by the end of December, but the reasoning behind that request has not been released to the media.
Her son, Andy Hoffman, has released the following statement on behalf of the family:
On behalf of our family, we are deeply saddened by our loss and ready to begin the healing process. We are forever grateful to the Bouctouche RCMP, Search and Rescue teams, Foyer Joe, CTV News, and all those who volunteered in the recovery efforts. Our hearts go out to all the families and friends of other missing persons.
Police, an RCMP helicopter as well as Leger’s family and friends spent days looking for her.
Members of the Tri-County Ground Search and Rescue arrived on the scene Thursday to help in the search effort.
Investigators say foul play is not suspected in her death.
There is no word on a cause at this time.
Police say Murielle Leger left the care home in which she was staying sometime after 5 p.m. Friday. She was reported missing to police Monday afternoon.