CANADA CANADA - Kenora, Ontario, WhtFem, 35-55, Glasses, Found in Tent, 17 Jun 2009


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Unidentified Human Remains Canada is featuring Millie’s case this month with the goal of matching her DNA with those of possible family members in the northwestern Ontario area, to help bring closure to her family.

On June 17, 2009, a hiker walking close to the Trans-Canada discovered her body in a small one-person tent in a wooded area near Miller Rapids Road in Kenora, just off of Veterans Drive near the Highway 17A Bypass intersection.

The Kenora OPP say Millie had pitched her tent along Rideout Bay, and as recently as one to two days before she was found, she had used a hibachi stove to cook inside of her tent. Her cause of death was deemed to be accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from the stove.

Millie is estimated to have been born between 1954 and 1974, making her between 35 and 55 at the time she was discovered. She was Caucasian, roughly 5’4” and 110 lbs, wore oval wire-framed glasses, had shoulder-length brown hair and wore heavy hiking gear.

The OPP’s investigation found that Millie had at one time undergone major facial reconstruction surgery, which was likely done 20 to 30 years prior to her death. The woman also likely wore braces in adulthood, and spots on her lower teeth suggest she was a smoker.

Unidentified Humans Remains Canada says Millie’s DNA matches reveal Danish ancestry and her ancestors may have immigrated from Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula to North America within recent generations, but they note this has been a challenging case for their genealogy team.

Notably, among her possessions was the novel ‘A Long Way Down’ by Nick Hornby, a dark comedy with themes of suicide.

Magnum P.E.

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May 30, 2012
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She didn’t have much in the way of possessions. Anyone else notice that those beads look a LOT like the ones they toss out at parades in New Orleans? I was there in November and got some. I wonder if she had been to Mardi Gras? Not that it would help much to know that.
Canadian LE doesn’t like to share info on cases. I guess this will be solved when we get a useful DNA hit. The database grows daily.