Prince Albert RCMP says it has located human remains belonging to a woman missing since December.

Mounties say it received a report of the remains in a wooded area near the RM of Buckland Sunday.

The deceased is identified at Joanne Highway, reported missing December 9.

An autopsy has been ordered and the preliminary investigation suggests that foul play is not suspected in the death.

Authorities say the family has been notified and the investigation continues.