RCMP confirm body found in river was missing St. Stephen woman
Edith Lorraine Williams has been missing since last Sunday. (RCMP)
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:27PM ADT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:29PM ADT
A body discovered along the shore of the St. Croix River near St. Stephen, N.B., has been identified as missing 68-year-old woman Edith Lorraine Williams.
The St. Stephen RCMP say the woman had been reported missing on July 8, prompting an extensive search by more than 250 people. The search covered the town and surrounding area.
On Sunday morning, members of the St. Stephen Fire Department located a body of a woman along the shore at Todd's Point and an autopsy was conducted to help identify the woman.
Police say the investigation is continuing, but her death is not considered suspicious at this time.
“Ground search and rescue teams from across New Brunswick, as well as the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Energy and Resource Development, the Town of St. Stephen and the St. Stephen Fire Department were also involved in the search,” the RCMP said in a news release.