The Wood Buffalo RCMP continue to investigate the discovery of a deceased female near a downtown Fort McMurray apartment building.
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Mounties have taken the unusual step of releasing a photo of the woman, but are so far refusing to release her name.
Police are hoping to establish a timeline of the days and hours leading up to her death.
So far investigators say they've learned she had moved to Fort McMurray from Montreal in the past month.
Friends told police that the woman spent the night of Jan. 25 at a nightclub in downtown Fort McMurray, with an unidentified man wearing work pants with fluorescent stripes along the cuffs.
It's believed she left the bar alone and caught a cab around 2 a.m. Jan. 26.
Police were called to an apartment building on Biggs Avenue around 9:45 a.m. the following day and found the deceased woman outside in the snow, beneath a low balcony of an apartment building.
An autopsy has been completed, but the cause of death is being withheld pending toxicology results.
Anyone who had any interaction with the woman during her time in Fort McMurray, specifically at any point last weekend, is asked to call Wood Buffalo RCMP or Crime Stoppers.