RCMP Historical Homicide Unit seek public assistance regarding the disappearance of Stephanie Stewart

August 26, 2021
Hinton, Alberta

News release


Photo of Stephanie Stewart

Today marks 15-years since the disappearance of Stephanie Stewart, while working at a wildfire lookout tower, where she was monitoring for potential wildfires near Hinton, Alta. When she didn't respond to a morning radio check-in on Aug. 26, 2006, coworkers contacted police to report her missing.

Initially, first responders thought Stephanie may have been a victim of a predatory animal attack. A conservation officer with Alberta Fish and Wildlife, also an expert in animal attacks, attended the scene and searched for some tell tale signs of an animal attack, such as animal hair, prints and scat. An animal attack was quickly ruled out. Major Crime and Forensic Investigators examined the scene and determined Stephanie's disappearance was suspicious.

Alberta RCMP's Historical Homicide Unit (HHU) remains dedicated to this ongoing police investigation into Stephanie's disappearance. Alberta RCMP resources continue working in partnership with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and civilian search and rescue teams in hopes of locating Stephanie and other missing persons. Investigators have nothing further to report at this time; however, RCMP believe there are people who know what happed to Stephanie and would like to speak with them.

HHU and Hinton RCMP are asking for the public's assistance to report any information in relation to this incident (or identifying those responsible). Please contact Hinton RCMP at 780-865-2455, or your local police.




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