In Alberta, one of two skulls discovered last month by campers near Grande Prairie is that of a 19-year-old Fort St. John woman missing for over six years.

Rene Lynn Gunning, last seen at the West Edmonton Mall, disappeared with 16-year-old Krystle Anne Knott of Dawson Creek on February 18th, of 2005.

The pair had allegedly just finished a bottle of vodka near the shopping centre’s Ice Palace, and told friends of plans to hitchhike to either Fort St. John or Dawson Creek.

The Edmonton Journal reports, police broke the news to Jo Gunning, Rene’s father, yesterday afternoon who said the identification was made through dental records.

He is also quoted as saying he was told the second skull had not yet been conclusively identified.
The two girls disappeared two months before a 13-year-old girl was lured from West Edmonton Mall, raped, and left for dead, on a Stony Plain golf course.

Five people were later charged in her death.

For more on this story, visit the Edmonton Journal.