Remains found near Thickwood Gazebo identified as Ellie Herman

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Wood Buffalo RCMP have identified human remains found in Thickwood as Ellie Herman, 35, of the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation. Herman was last seen in Fort McMurray on Sept. 20, 2019 and reported missing on Oct. 17, 2019. The cause of death is being investigated.

Herman's body was found at 1:49 p.m. on March 20 near a trail by the Rotary Club Gazebo at Thicket Drive and Silin Forest Road. Herman's body was brought to Edmonton for an autopsy, which did not find a cause of death.

The RCMP Major Crime Unit’s investigation into the death is ongoing. Police are still searching the area where Herman was found and remains closed to the public.

Anyone with information about this incident or criminal activity in Wood Buffalo is asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tips to Crime Stoppers are always anonymous and can be sent to

Sarah Williscraft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Fort McMurray Today