It was a tragic conclusion to a search for a missing Saskatoon woman after her body was found in the North Saskatchewan River southeast of the Battlefords earlier this week.
Battlefords RCMP were called around 9 p.m. Monday, June 6 to a grid road south of Denholm, to investigate an abandoned vehicle near the river. Police determined the vehicle belonged to Dorothy Rodgers, 61, of Saskatoon, who had been reported missing to Saskatoon police on June 4.
Both police and civilian search and rescue teams began a ground search Tuesday and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team was also called in. On Wednesday at around 4 p.m. the team discovered Rodgers’ body in the water, not far from where her vehicle was located. Her family was notified.
Police do not suspect foul play in Rodgers’ death, and consider it non-criminal. An autopsy is planned for later this week.
In a news release issued Monday, Saskatoon Police Service said Rodgers’ family had last heard from her May 31, when she said she was possibly going to Borden to visit a friend.