Friends and family of Natasha Montgomery marched in Quesnel during the Take Back the Night event Sept. 22, wearing signs with her face.                                 Tracey Roberts photo

Friends and family of Natasha Montgomery marched in Quesnel during the Take Back the Night event Sept. 22, wearing signs with her face. Tracey Roberts photo

Search for body of Natasha Montgomery conducted

Friends and family of the murdered woman searched a rest stop near PG with RCMP officers

A search for the body of murdered Quesnel woman Natasha Montgomery was conducted last week.

A group of around 50 people, including Montgomery’s friends and family and Prince George RCMP, searched an area along Highway 16, about 60 kilometres east of Prince George, near the Bowron River, for evidence of Montgomery’s remains.

Speaking to media, Prince George RCMP’s Corporal Craig Douglass said the rest stop had been identified by B.C. RCMP’s behavioural sciences group and its criminal analyst section as a possible location of Montgomery’s body, based on data from the case.

The 23-year-old, who was originally from Quesnel, went missing in 2010. Her body has never been located.

Cody Legebokoff was convicted in 2014 of murdering four women, including Montgomery. Legebokoff has never revealed the location of her body.

During the search, Natasha Montgomery’s mother, Louanne Montgomery, appeared on CKPG News to ask for information that may lead to the discovery of her daughter’s body.

“My plea is a call to action to Cody’s mother. I do not blame you for the actions of your son, but please understand he’s the only thing standing between me and my daughter and revealing the location. As a mother, I implore to you to end this suffering.”