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RCMP confirm discovered human remains are that of missing 35-year-old Ellie Herman


Fort McMurray, Alberta – On Mar. 20, Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of found human remains in a wooded area in the Thickwood area of Fort McMurray. The remains have been identified, however, the cause of death has yet to be determined.

Ellie Herman, a 35-year-old female, was reported missing to police by family on Oct. 17, 2019, in Fort McMurray. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Ellie during this difficult time. Ellie’s missing person signs can now be removed, including from local billboard’s, businesses and social media sites.

RCMP Major Crime Unit’s investigation is ongoing. This area will remain closed to the public until further notice as police are still searching the area. The circumstances surrounding Ellie’s death are still being investigated. Police are asking anyone who may have any information to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040.

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If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com, or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Background:

Mar. 27, 2021

Fort McMurray, Alta. – On Mar. 20, Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of found human remains in a wooded area in the Thickwood area of Fort McMurray, Alta. An autopsy was held on Mar. 24, 2021 at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the cause of death has not been determined at this time.

RCMP Major Crime Unit’s investigation is ongoing. This area will remain closed to the public until further notice as police are still searching the area. The circumstances surrounding this death are still being investigated. Police are asking anyone who may have any information to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040.

Wood Buffalo RCMP will be in contact with the family and an update will be provided when possible.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

March 21, 2021

Wood Buffalo, Alta. – On March 20, 2021 at 1:49 p.m., Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of found human remains located in a wooded area near Silin Forest Road and Thickett Drive in Fort McMurray, Alta.

Wood Buffalo RCMP General Investigation Section, Wood Buffalo RCMP along with RCMP Forensic Identification Services will remain on scene continuing this investigation.

An autopsy will take place on March 24, 2021 at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton, Alta.

The identity of the deceased is unknown at this time.

The investigation is in the preliminary stages. An update will be provided once new information becomes available.

October 21, 2019

Fort McMurray, Alta. – Wood Buffalo RCMP are asking for public assistance to locate 35-year-old Ellie Herman. She was reported missing to police on October 17, 2019 and last seen September 20, 2019 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. There is a general concern for her safety and well-being.

Ellie Herman is described as:

· Indigenous

· 5’1” tall

· Approximately 119 lbs

· Black hair

· Brown eyes

If you have any information on Ellie’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

File # 2019-1591235

Wood Buffalo RCMP

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