‘He had a heart of gold’: Reaction to news St. Albert man may have been found dead
Police in St. Albert said Monday that investigators had recovered a body, that is believed to be that of a senior who was reported missing Sunday.
RCMP said Monday the body that was found is believed to be Ronald Worsfold.
Worsfold, 75, was reported missing Sunday by his family; he was last seen Friday, July 7 at a home in St. Albert.
His neighbour, Suzie Naistus, told CTV News she woke up to an unusual sight – a heavy police presence.
“I woke up to a whole bunch of cops here, it just seemed out of character for that to happen,” Naistus said.
Naistus lived across the hall from Worsfeld, and he was her landlord.
“He has always been a very nice guy, cared for everybody,” she said.
“[He] always said hi to everybody and took care of the place.”
His daughters also spoke to CTV News Monday, and described their father as a people person, who had called St. Albert home for decades.
He was a community volunteer, who worked for years at the Petro Canada on St. Albert Trail, he also worked as an usher at Rexall Place, and then Rogers Place – he was also an avid Oilers fan.
“My dad believed in life and goodness, and in God and in giving to people and you get back what energy you give out,” Stacey Worsfold said.
Her sister Susan described their father’s death as “everyone’s loss in St. Albert at this time.”
In addition, police asked for the public’s help to track down Worsfold’s stolen 2007 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle had been reported stolen July 2.
Also Monday, RCMP said the vehicle was recovered Monday morning by Edmonton Police. It’s not clear whether the vehicle is connected to Worsfold’s death.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday.
RCMP are investigating.
With files from Susan Amerongen