Yellowknife RCMP update investigation into missing woman, Sladjana Petrovic

Photo of Sladjana Petrovic courtesy of RCMP

Yellowknife RCMP have now released a clothing description and a new photo of a woman missing since Boxing Day.

Mounties, in a news release, say the investigation has produced the latest image, taken the day before her disappearance.

Petrovic is seen wearing a dark blue jacket with light blue liner, a pink or red shirt, black or dark pants, and running shoes.

She appears to be carrying a grey/black bag or purse.

It’s not clear where she was at the time.

It is believed Petrovic was wearing the same clothes when she was last seen.

The investigation confirms that she was last seen about 3:40 p.m. on December 26, leaving her apartment building on 53 Street and walking towards Franklin Avenue.

Police now say that Petrovic has been known to visit Calgary and Edmonton in the past.

RCMP Yellowknife Detachment is working with partner agencies in Alberta.

They say the media release was shared with Alberta, should she be making her way from Yellowknife to Alberta.

Meanwhile, police continue to seek the public’s assistance.

Investigators continue to canvas the area, as residences and businesses in the downtown area surrounding 53 Street may have video footage from security cameras, “Nest” cams and vehicle dash cams.

Residents are asked to review their footage between the hours of 3 p.m. and midnight, December 26, and let police know if anyone resembling Petrovic is on camera.

A photo of Sladjana Petrovic issued by Yellowknife RCMP.

Mounties state that Yellowknife Ground Search and Rescue (YKGSAR) has been actively patrolling the downtown area, including back alleys and checking yards.

Additional to the YKGSAR patrols and RCMP canvasses, downtown residents are asked to report anything that may appear unusual in their backyards and outbuildings

Sladjana Petrovic, is described as Caucasian, 5’7” / 170 cm, 257 lbs / 117 kg, heavy build, shoulder length “salt and pepper” hair and blue eyes.

“Our investigators continue to work around the clock to locate Ms. Petrovic. We are concerned for her well-being, and any pieces of information can assist, so please contact us with any information you may have,” states Inspector Alex Laporte, Yellowknife RCMP Detachment Commander. “Our investigators are are following every possible lead to locate Ms. Petrovic.”

Anyone with information on whereabouts of Sladjana Petrovic is asked to contact either Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637.

About the Author

John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.

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