The family of Mary Madeline Yellowback, a 33-year-old woman is in mourning after her body was recently discovered at a Winnipeg recycling depot.
The family was saddened and left in disbelief over Madeline’s death, especially given the circumstances in which she was found.
Authorities speculate homicide although the circumstances of her death remain unclear.
Rex and Hager Ross confirmed during a news conference that the authorities found their daughter’s body in a recycling load in Winnipeg.
The police reported that an autopsy of Madeline’s body did not reveal whether her death was the result of a homicide.
“I never realized it would be me … that would lose a daughter through this tragic event of being destroyed, her life being cut short,” Rex Ross said during a news conference.
Calamity strikes again?
This is the second time that the family has lost one of their own. Sunshine Wood, Yellowback’s cousin, vanished in 2004 when she was 16-years-old and was last seen in Downtown Winnipeg.
Const. Tammy Skrabek, Winnipeg Police Service’s spokeswoman, revealed in her latest press announcement that they have not yet identified an apparent cause of death.
Madeline’s last sighting while she was alive
Madeline, a mother of six, was last seen in downtown Winnipeg on Thursday.
The police have released photos obtained from surveillance cameras. The time the surveillance video was taken was a day before Yellowback’s body was found.
The images feature Madeline clad in a grey hoodie and a pair of blue jeans while carrying what appears to be a backpack.
The police have not revealed whether she was found dead while wearing the same clothes.