The death of a woman in Ross River at the beginning of the month is now a confirmed homicide.
Maryann Ollie, 59-year-old Ross River Dena Council citizen, died on Aug. 1, Yukon RCMP said in a press release Aug. 16.
An autopsy that took place in Vancouver on Aug. 14 and 15 confirmed that her death was a homicide.
No other details were provided by police.
Yukon chief coroner Heather Jones told the News that there was a two-week gap between Ollie’s death and the autopsy because it wasn’t immediately obvious that her death was a homicide, and because the coroner’s service didn’t have access to a forensic pathologist until Aug. 13.
Anyone with information about Ollie’s death is asked to call Ross River RCMP at (867) 969-2677 or (867) 969-5555.
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