Woman’s death in Ross River confirmed to be a homicide, Yukon RCMP says

Maryann Ollie, 59, died on Aug. 1. She was a citizen of Ross River Dena Council.

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.

Contact Jackie Hong at jackie.hong@yukon-news.com

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