RCMP to use drones in 2010 cold case

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced that they will be conducting UAV flights this Friday to assist in a disappearance case from 2010.

In a news release issued Thursday, the RCMP stated the  UAV flights, better known as drones, will be used to assist in the 2010 disappearance case of Angela Meyer. The flights will take place over the forested area surrounding Robertson Drive, Forrest Drive, Ptarmigan Road, Con Road, and Taylor Road.

“Although police have not received any new information, this is part of the ongoing investigation into the

RCMP will be conducting drone flights over portions of Yellowknife to assist in the investigation of the 2010 disappearance of Angela Meyer.
RCMP will be conducting drone flights over portions of Yellowknife to assist in the investigation of the 2010 disappearance of Angela Meyer.

disappearance of Angela Meyer who was last seen in this area in 2010,” stated the release.

Meyer, was last seen on November 27, 2010 when she stepped outside her families home to have a cigarette while she was on a weekend release from Stanton Territorial Hospital where she was being treated for a mental illness. Three minutes after stepping outside Meyer was missing. A ground search of the area was conducted shortly after but yielded no results. At the time Meyer’s mother, Kathy, told Yellowknifer her daughter only had enough one day’s worth of medication and was getting ready to be treated in Edmonton.

“She was getting ready to move to Edmonton to have access to better services for mental health,” said Kathy at the time of her daughter’s disappearance.

Shortly after Meyer’s disappearance her family called for the territorial government to improve mental health services in the NWT.

Meyer’s family spoke about her case at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) hearings that took place in Yellowknife last January.

Meyer, who was 21 at the time of her disappearance, is described as a 5-foot-11 Inuit female weighing between 220 and 240 pounds.

RCMP are asking that anyone with new information about Meyer’s investigation, to  call 867-669-1111 or to contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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