Con Mine bone fragments match DNA of woman missing since 1990

RCMP have confirmed bone fragments found near Con Mine 14 years ago belonged to Mary Rose Keadjuk, a woman who went missing in Yellowknife in 1990. The fragments were submitted for forensic examination in 2003, but at the time, tests didn’t yield any DNA results. Today’s confirmation comes after police sent the fragments for testing twice...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at