Last Friday approximately 7 p.m. police got a call to the recycling facility on Omands Creek Boulevard. The employees of a recycling depot were sorting through the recycled material and discovered part of a human body, called police right away. When arrived at the scene, officers found middle-age woman remains and couldn’t identify the body at the location.
Winnipeg Police started the investigation, the reports of missing people in and around Winnipeg for the last couple of days were checked for a possible match by description, forensics were working at the scene, looking for the evidence to clarify the incident. Police were waiting for the results of the autopsy report to help identify the body.
The autopsy was done and police were able to identify the woman as Mary Madeline Yellowback (Ross). She was 33 years old woman from Winnipeg and God`s River area.
The homicide department detectives are working on the case and are not ruling out any possibilities yet. As of now, her death is being treated as “suspicious”, but wasn’t classified as a homicide. Detectives think her body was moved from a different location and then dumped in the recycled materials bin. Const. Tammy Skrabek said Monday Yellowback was spotted downtown Thursday, Sept. 27, and they provided security camera pictures of her wearing jeans, a grey hoodie with a red R on the front from that night.
Her father, Rex Ross spoke to media about the incident, he said he was shocked to receive such news, never thought he would be the one to lose a daughter. Mary was his youngest child, she came from a big family, she had four brothers and three sisters. Mary herself had six children ages from 13 to 3, she will be greatly missed by her family, children and her parents.
“Mary was employed in her community as a Home Care Worker. She enjoyed helping the Elders enjoy a better quality of life. Mary was helpful and kind to everyone she encountered. Her family would describe her as “happy go lucky” type and Mary enjoyed having many friends back home.
Winnipeg Police are asking for public help with any useful information on missing middle-aged woman in Winnipeg and its surroundings. Officers hope to find somebody who had seen or spoke to her last and could shine some light onto what happened to Yellowback. If you have any information about the incident, please contact the local police department or visit Crime Stoppers online absolutely anonymously.