Family members of a woman found dead in Fish Creek Park are defending her honour.

The body of 38-year-old Laura Furlan was found Monday morning.

Thursday afternoon her family said Furlan had her struggles, but she was a professional who worked downtown, and she worked hard to raise her 15-year old son.

Her family said she was a wonderful caring person and they're grieving her loss.

Laura's two sisters and a friend met with the media to encourage anyone with information about her death to help investigators piece together how she died.