Author Topic: Tawny Lefthand | 21 | Missing Eden Valley First Nation | February 26, 2011  (Read 4176 times)


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Thank you for the update Shadow Girl. I guess the search for Tawny is over.

RIP Tawny.


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RIP Tawny. My heart and prayers to her little infant son. This is going to be tough on the little guy.

RCMP find body of missing woman
Updated 1 month ago
The search for a missing young mother on the Eden Valley reserve has ended in tragedy. RCMP found the body of Tawny Riel Poucette-Lefthand, 21, on March 10, after she went missing Feb. 26 when she left her grandmother's home in the early morning hours.

"She was found in an area within a few hundred kilometres from where she was reported missing," said Cpl. Allen Busch of the Turner Valley detachment. "A civilian called it in that they had found her."

Busch said the area where she was found had previously been searched but the warmer weather may have caused the snow to melt and make the remains visible.

Extensive searches of the reserve have been ongoing since her disappearance with the RCMP canine units, helicopters and members of Foothills Search and Rescue combing the area. The search also covered the Bighorn and Siksika reserves because of tips the RCMP had received.

RCMP said at this time the investigation into her death is ongoing and more information cannot be released. Cause of death has not been confirmed yet but an autopsy is scheduled for early this week.

Poucette-Lefthand leaves behind an infant son.

Searchers find body of young Alberta mom who walked into cold, snowy night
The Canadian Press: Friday, March 11, 2011

Tawny Riel Lefthand, 21, has been missing from the Eden Valley Reserve since February 26th.
Photo Credit: Courtesy, RCMP

Search in Alberta unsuccessful so far for young mother who left baby behind
TURNER VALLEY, Alta. - A young Alberta mother who walked out of her grandmother's home in the middle of the night late last month, leaving her infant child behind, has been found dead.

RCMP at Turner Valley say the body of Tawny Poucette-Lefthand was found early Thursday night on the Eden Valley First Nation.

The 21-year-old woman disappeared Feb. 26 when she left the house on the reserve, about 120 kilometres southwest of Calgary.

Police have said it was snowing and very cold when Poucette-Lefthand disappeared.

An extensive search was launched, involving family, friends, police dogs, helicopters, snowmobiles and search and rescue teams.

There is no word on the cause of death, but police say an autopsy will be done early next week.