A grieving father says he blames a prescription drug addiction for his daughter’s recent death.
The body of 36-year-old Beatrice Adam was found in the North Saskatchewan River near Prince Albert on Sunday.
She had been reported missing on Saturday.
Police do not consider Beatrice Adam’s death to be suspicious at this time.
Allan Adam says his daughter had been battling an addiction to oxycontin for the past five years.
He says her repeated attempts to break the addiction cycle failed and he would like to see a treatment centre in Saskatchewan specifically for prescription drug addiction.
Adam also says he would like to see doctors use more caution when giving out prescriptions.
“We learn we have to wake up to what the real problems are in society and the free willingness of professionals who are supposed to be taking care of us setting us up for addictions,” he says.
Adam says the pathologist assigned to his daughter’s death told him she likely died as a result of exposure and drowning.
A wake for Beatrice Adam is being held Thursday night in Prince Albert with a burial scheduled for Friday on the Muskoday First Nation.
This has been an extremely tragic year for the Adam family.
In July, Adam’s 12-year-old grandson was struck and killed by a car on the Muskoday reserve.
Police say it is believed Beatrice Adam was in the company of 27-year-old Timothy Charlette when she went missing and he has not been seen since.
Charlette is described as of Aboriginal descent, 6’ 4” tall and 190 pounds.
He was last seen wearing a camouflage baseball cap, dark jacket and jeans.
Adam says Charlette and his daughter were friends.