Simons: Snow Princess: The mystery and tragedy of Jon Syad Ribut – By Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal

Edmonton – ln many ways, Jon Syad Ribut was like thousands of newcomers to Edmonton. He came here looking for love. For adventure. To make his fortune.

Ribut was Indonesian, but to judge by his Facebook page, he’d already travelled the world, living in or visiting Dubai, Frankfurt, Germany and Sydney, Australia. He landed in Edmonton in July 2012 on a two-year temporary foreign worker visa. He was supposed to be working in the hospitality sector.