Cause of Fredericton Woman’s Death Established, Case Remains Open
After an extensive investigation, the New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit has released the cause of death of a 26-year-old Fredericton woman whose body was found nearly two years ago.
The autopsy report revealed that Alicia Dawn Boone died from hypothermia due to exposure to freezing temperatures, according to a press release from Cpl. Chantal Farrah of the New Brunswick RCMP.
Boone's body was found on November 6, 2012 on the side of Killarney Road, just north of Fredericton. She was about seven months pregnant at the time.
Throughout the course of the investigation, the RCMP has been following leads, analyzing evidence and interviewing people. Police have confirmed through witnesses that Alicia Boone, originally of Nackawic, was at an apartment on George Street in Fredericton until approximately 11:30 p.m. on November 5. Witnesses say she left and was planning on meeting someone on Brunswick Street. There are no other confirmed reports of her whereabouts after that.
The autopsy report also listed contributing factors to Boone's death which included elevated drug levels in her system as well as positional asphyxia as she was face down on the ground.
“Even though we know the cause of death, the case will remain open because we still don’t know how Alicia Boone got to Killarney Road where her body was found,” explained Cpl. Farrah. “We continue to ask for the public’s help with any information they may have and have not yet shared with police….. in the hope that someone has those missing pieces we need to bring closure to the case.”
Information about the case is featured on the New Brunswick RCMP’s Unsolved Homicides and Suspicious Deaths webpage.