Family marks anniversary of Spruce Grove teacher being found dead
Published Friday, October 12, 2012 5:33PM MDT Last Updated Friday, October 12, 2012 7:10PM MDT
It’s been one year since a popular Spruce Grove-area teacher was found dead inside her family home, and her family is renewing the call for information.
On Thursday, October 13, 2011, Jolene Cote’s husband Michael found his wife’s lifeless body in their rural home in the Spruce Grove area.
Investigators said about 50 tips have come in since the death of the mother of two was officially called homicide – however, no arrests have been made.
“We are actively investigating this, and we would like to find who killed Jolene Cote, definitely,” Sgt. Josee Valiquette said.
Cote, 36, was last seen the night before she was found at the Edmonton Soccer Centre, and at a west end store – where she was recorded in surveillance footage entering and exiting the store.
Even now, a year after her sister was found dead, Rhonda Berg believes a break in the case will come.
“I guess I’m just hopeful more than anything that after a year has passed, that maybe someone will crack so to speak,” Berg said Friday. “[That they] won’t be able to live with themselves any longer.”
Cote’s husband and two young children are still living in the home where Jolene was found – it was under construction at the time, and it’s still unfinished.
RCMP said they receive more tips each time the story is reported, and the family has posted a $50,000 reward for information that leads to her killer.
With files from David Ewasuk