Remains of missing Australian woman found in Alpha Lake 

Alison Raspa was first reported missing in late November

click to enlarge FILE PHOTO - The remains of Australian woman Alison Raspa were found in Alpha Lake last week. The 25-year-old was last seen the night of Nov. 23 after leaving a village bar.
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  • The remains of Australian woman Alison Raspa were found in Alpha Lake last week. The 25-year-old was last seen the night of Nov. 23 after leaving a village bar.

The remains of Australian woman Alison Raspa have been recovered, nearly four months after she was first reported missing, confirmed Whistler police.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, members of the public notified Whistler RCMP that they had spotted what they believed to be human remains floating in Alpha Lake. Members of the RCMP, Whistler Fire Rescue, and the BC Coroners Service attended and confirmed that human remains were found at the north end of the partially frozen lake.

Although police have not confirmed the cause of death, investigators say it does not appear suspicious. Investigators will continue working with the BC Coroners Service to determine the cause of death, police said.

Raspa's family has been notified.

No further details were available from officials at press time.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044. Anonymous tips can be sent to Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or solvecrime.ca.

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