Human Remains Located *UPDATE* November 26, 2021

Blood Tribe Police Service received confirmation that the human remains found on the Blood Tribe Nation earlier this week has been positively identified as Helen Purkins (48), who was previously reported missing to Lethbridge Police Service.

The Blood Tribe Police Service would like to express our sincere condolences to Helen’s family. They remain in our thoughts as we navigate through this difficult time.

At this time, the cause of death remains undetermined and the investigation is ongoing.

No further information will be released.


Contact: Acting Insp. Rayan Najjar
[email protected]

Rayan NAJJAR #1008
A/Inspector – Community Policing Division 

Blood Tribe Police Service
Desk: 403-737-8805 | Cell: 403-715-0200 

Hwy 2 & Bta Rd | P.O. Box 300, Standoff, Alberta T0L 1Y0

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