Body of Danielle Nyland found; family mourning
Flowers lay near where Danielle Nyland was found dead.
The missing Prince Albert woman’s body was located Friday evening in a wooded area east of Shellbrook, Sask. Her family — now trying to come to terms with their loss after days of searching — laid flowers at the site Saturday.
“After 11 days of being in the bush, I guess that’s realistic that’s what happened, but at the end of the day we were hoping she was at someone’s house still alive and having, you know, a hard time finding home,” said Nyland’s uncle Lynn Regnier.
Nyland was last seen the morning of June 8 and reported missing two days later by family.
Her cellphone was found, about a week and a half ago, in the driveway of a home 9.5 kilometres east of Shellbrook. Her body was located Friday about 500 metres south of where the phone was found.
Nyland’s birthday was June 15. She would be 23. Her family described her as a good girl who was loved by many.
“Pretty bubbly,” said Regnier. “She liked to go out and socialize, and she liked spending time with her mom, her sister and her brother. She did all the family things. She never really missed nothing until last week.”
An autopsy is set for Monday morning. RCMP have not yet stated whether they consider the death suspicious.
A man wanted for questioning in the case was located earlier this week.
Investigators urge anyone with information regarding Nyland to contact police at 1-306-747-2606 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.