Death of Lac la Biche woman has family searching for answers

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A household within the space of Lac la Biche, Alta., is mourning and searching for solutions after the demise of their 21-year-old daughter.

Tytiana Janvier was seen for the final time by her household on March 9 when she went to city to try to take a bathe, as her residence simply exterior the city doesn’t have operating water.

“She by no means got here again,” her mom, Tavia, advised CTV Information Edmonton.

“She normally texts me saying goodnight or else, ‘I am at this place,’ and she or he’ll let me know the place,” Tavia added. “I simply knew one thing was humorous as a result of she did not textual content or something.”

Later that night, Tavia stated Mounties got here to her residence and stated they discovered a physique that appeared like her daughter.

“I needed to give them an outline of what she was sporting,” Tavia stated.

When she noticed her daughter’s physique, Tavia stated it appeared like she had been strangled.

“She was hog-tied,” Tavia described. “Her toes and arms have been behind her. And he or she was bloated. She was choked.”


On Monday, when CTV Information spoke with Tytiana’s mom, the RCMP wouldn’t determine the sufferer and advised CTV Information that extra details about the case could be launched within the coming days.

A day later, Mounties stated they have been investigating the demise of a 21-year-old girl from Lac la Biche, and that an post-mortem was scheduled for Friday in Edmonton.

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“I have not heard from police,” the mom stated. “I actually do not know what is going on on.”

Nonetheless, Tavia believes a person her daughter went to see earlier than she died has been arrested.

“We went to this man’s place and we requested him, she was there,” Tavia stated. “And he stated, ‘No, she left 9:30 final night time. I do not know the place. She stated she’s going again.’ And I used to be like, ‘Properly, she by no means got here again.’ He stated, ‘She’s not right here. I do not know the place she is.'”


Regardless of the circumstances, the Janvier household is discovering hope in her reminiscence and help from the neighborhood.

Sunday night, a public vigil was held the place Tavia says greater than 200 folks attended in solidarity together with her household. One other vigil is deliberate for Tuesday night time.

Tytiana Janvier vigil in Lac la Biche, Alta.

“My child, she’s very, very well-known,” Tavia stated. “She has a giant household right here and she or he touches lots of people’s hearts. She was so valuable.”

“She’s going to be missed.”

With recordsdata from CTV Information Edmonton’s Alison MacKinnon

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