15-year old bone fragment finally identified
RCMP headquarters in Yellowknife.
RCMP have confirmed the identity of remains discovered fifteen years ago.
According to the RCMP, Forensic DNA analysis confirmed that a bone fragment discovered near Yellowknife’s Con Mine belonged to Mary Rose Keadjuk.
Keadjuk had gone missing in 1990. She was last seen on June 28th of that year. She had been staying at the Gold Range Hotel when she went missing. Her personal belongings were left in her room, including a pair of eyeglasses.
In 2003, a bone fragment had been discovered near Con Mine. A further investigation of the area was conducted, but nothing had been found. The bone did not provide any DNA matches.
In the fifteen years that followed, the bone fragment had been sent in for two more examinations. The most recent exam proved the bone to belong to Mary Rose Keadjuk.
Via statement, Media Relations for the RCMP, Marie York-Condon, says Keadjuk’s family has been informed after this emotional discovery.
“Our members have informed the family of Mary Rose Keadjuk of the results of the examination and the match to Mary Rose. It is an emotional time, however, we are thankful that the improvements to technology allowed a sample to be matched and the identity confirmed by the NWT Chief Coroner.”
The investigation into Keadjuk’s disappearance continues.
If anyone has information on Mary Rose Keadjuk’s disappearance June 28, 1990 please contact “G” Division Major Crimes at 867-669-1111, through Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS, or through www.nwtnutips.com , (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637. Calls received through Crime Stoppers and NWT Tips are anonymous and a caller’s anonymity is guaranteed.