The site where Karina Wolfe’s body was found. Photo courtesy Saskatoon Police, twitter.
Investigators say a man charged with killing a woman who vanished five years ago walked into a Saskatoon police station and told them where to find her body.
Police say Jerry Franklin Constant also provided a story as to what happened to Karina Beth Ann Wolfe.
The remains of the 20-year-old were located two weeks ago in a marshy area northwest of Saskatoon. The area searched for Karina’s body was about the size of a football field and within the area of Corman Park.
Constant, who is 33, appeared in court Monday morning on charges of second-degree murder and offering an indignity to a body. The Crown prosecutor requested a psychiatric assessment, because “there’s concerns on our part that there may be some issues with his fitness to stand trial,” said Crown prosecutor Matt Miazga.
Police say they don’t believe he and Wolfe had a relationship before she was last seen getting into a car in front of her mother’s Saskatoon home in 2010.
Investigators do not believe that Constant and Wolfe had any prior relationship to July 2, 2010.
On Monday morning, Karina’s mother Carol Wolfe spoke briefly at Saskatoon Police Service headquarters.
Wolfe said her daughter was a talented painter and journalist who was taken too soon.
She was stolen from our family and she was also denied the opportunity to pursue her goals and dreams,” she said.
“Karina was stolen from our family. We are suffering a heavy heart.”
Saskatoon Police said Karina’s family visited the site where her body was found on the weekend to pay respects and hold a ceremony.
“I am grateful that she was returned home so that family can lay her to rest,” Carol said.
– With files from the Canadian Press