Police find body of woman missing since December

Photo of Sladjana Petrovic issued by Yellowknife RCMP.

Police have found the body of 60-year-old Sladjana Petrovic, who has been missing for four months.

In a news release, Yellowknife RCMP said officers responded to a call about 9:10 p.m. on Friday.

“Officers attended the scene, and confirmed a deceased person had been located just off the pat McMahon Frame Lake Trail, in a wooded area,” said RCMP.

They did not specify on what part of the trail Ms. Petrovic’s body was found.

The NWT’s chief coroner identified the body.

Ms. Petrovic was last seen in Yellowknife on December 26, 2019.

In the following weeks, various RCMP units and local organizations, including Yellowknife Ground Search and Rescue and Civil Air Search and Rescue Association launched several searches, all sadly coming up short. Police even worked with law enforcement in Europe to try and find Ms. Petrovic.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Sladjana as we bring this news forward.  We hope there will be some closure for them now,” said Inspector Alex Laporte, Yellowknife RCMP detachment commander, in a statement.

RCMP say they are in contact with Ms. Petrovic’s family in Europe. She was originally from Serbia.

The coroner’s office has ordered an autopsy and police say there is no additional information at this time.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis was a reporter with CKLB from January 2019 to March 2023. In his time with CKLB, he had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures.