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Body of missing Calgary woman found in Kananaskis Country

The vehicle and body were located in the Powderface area, off Highway 68
Police believe they found the body of missing person Stefani Hodgson in Kananaskis Country. SUBMITTED

KANANASKIS – Police believe the body of a missing Calgary woman, who was last seen Oct. 18 near CrossIron Mills Mall, has been found near the Powderface area in Kananaskis Country.

"Calgary City Police sent a notification with need to locate and the missing poster with the photo of the missing woman, a photo of the vehicle and the licence plate number. Cochrane RCMP were making patrols and were able to locate the vehicle," Sgt. Ryan Singleton with Cochrane RCMP said Thursday (Oct. 24) morning.

Stefani Hodgson was reported missing on Tuesday (Oct. 22) after she was last seen Friday, Oct. 18 at CrossIron Mills Malls and missed a number of scheduled plans on Saturday and Sunday.

"Her disappearance is extremely out of character for her and those close with her are concerned for her welfare. Police have been unable to locate her, or her vehicle, since she was reported missing late Sunday," the press release said.

Hodgson's vehicle was located by Cochrane RCMP with assistance from Calgary Police Services, the same day the report went out. After the vehicle was found the RCMP and Calgary Police Services worked with Kananaskis Emergency Services and police dog services to conduct an aerial and ground search, locating the body the following morning.

"It was a good interagency [investigation]. I wish the circumstances had changed, but at least there is some closure to the family that we located her," Sgt. Singleton said.

The vehicle and body were located in the Powderface area, off Highway 68.

The cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, according to the Calgary Police press release.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday morning (Oct. 24).