Calgary police and members of the family of a 35-year-old girl discovered lifeless within the Ramsay neighbourhood in February proceed to seek for solutions in her dying.
At about 11:50 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2022, a lady’s physique was present in a residential waste container within the 700 block of 24 Avenue Southeast.
The girl has been recognized as Tara Niptanatiak. Calgary police launched the girl’s identify on Tuesday morning, with the permission of her household.
The Calgary Police Service stated an post-mortem decided Niptanatiak’s dying was not suspicious. Nonetheless, officers proceed to research the circumstances surrounding how she ended up within the waste container.
Police stated a whole lot of hours of CCTV footage have been reviewed. Officers don’t imagine Niptanatiak “entered the alley underneath her personal skills and should have been positioned there utilizing a automobile or different means not captured on CCTV.”
“Tara was the sort of person who helped these in want earlier than serving to herself, she was one in every of a sort,” Rolonda Niptanatiak, Tara’s sister, stated in a press release Tuesday.
“She beloved life, and those that knew her knew that to be true. All through all of this, the not realizing, the unanswered questions, the whole heartache of realizing she’s been buried earlier than we discovered all I might consider is my large sister, the girl who protected me from all the things she might, the girl who held my hand via a few of the scariest moments of my life, the girl who beloved me and everybody greater than she might ever love herself.
“She was essentially the most lovely particular person, not simply the best way she appeared however her coronary heart. She was so form and lively.”
Investigators hope to search out out who Niptanatiak was with previous to her physique being discovered. On the time of her dying, she had brief, darkish hair and was carrying darkish clothes with a North Face winter jacket. She had a crimson sleeping bag together with her, in keeping with police.
“Tara was beloved by her household and pals and so they deserve solutions,” stated Employees Sgt. Martin Schiavetta with the murder unit.
“Her dying is just not believed to be suspicious, however we all know there are individuals on the market who know what occurred to Tara and we wish to converse with them.”
Niptanatiak was additionally recognized to frequent space shelters, police stated.
Anybody with info on this case can name the CPS at 403-266-1234. Nameless suggestions will be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or on-line.
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