Grande Prairie Judge identifies human remains

A judge in Grande Prairie has identified the human remains found last week as missing person Alysa Elizabeth Zatelny.

The identity of the human-remains has not yet been revealed by the Grande Prairie RCMP or the medical examiner’s office in Edmonton.

The Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune is reporting that the judge identified the remains on Monday morning during Christopher Francis Podruzny’s court appearance.

Podruzny was formally charged with indignity to a body on Monday. And as Judge Brian Hougestol read the charge, he became the first public official to identify the human remains found last week.

The Daily Herald-Tribune quotes him as saying "You are charged that on or about the 11th day of June, 2009, and the 12th day of June, 2009, at or near Grande Prairie in the province of Alberta you did improperly interfere with the human remains of one Alysa Elizabeth Zatelny."

Both 21 year-old Podruzny and an unidentified 14 year-old girl were charged on Monday.

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