EDMONTON — The commanding officer of the RCMP in Alberta has apologized to the family of an Indigenous woman who disappeared nine years ago and whose killer has never been found.
Amber Tuccaro was 20 years old in August 2010 when she flew to Edmonton from her home in Fort McMurray, Alta., and booked into a hotel near the airport.
She caught a ride into the city with a man the next day and was never seen again.
Her skull was found in a wooded area two years later.
Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki told Tuccaro’s family that the investigation did not have the proper urgency or care.
He said it was not in line with RCMP standards and, in his words, “was not our best work.”
After his apology, Tuccaro’s family unveiled a new poster urging anyone with information that could help solve the case to contact police.
The Canadian Press