RCMP searching for information in Thompson killing

RCMP are looking for any clues that could potentially help solve the murder of 29-year-old Bobbie Lynn Moose.

Manitoba RCMP put out a public plea in relation to Moose's case Nov. 5.

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Moose, who grew up in Nisichawatasihk Cree Nation, was found dead near Nelson Road near City Centre Mall in Thompson the evening of Oct. 17.

Investigators have conducted over 300 interviews and canvassed the area near where Moose's body was found. A specially trained RCMP team from Winnipeg flew to Thompson to help find evidence. Despite the efforts of police, the case appears to be at a dead end.

"There is still very little known about [Moose's] time in Thompson," read a news release issued by RCMP Nov. 5.

Police said they will send every house and apartment in Thompson a pamphlet with a photo and information about Moose along with a plea for more details. Billboards will be erected with Moose's face in high-traffic locations.

A copy of the pamphlet described Moose as five feet tall and 110 pounds. It also shows the clothing she was last seen wearing. Moose was last seen alive wearing a plain black winter coat, a grey North Face jacket with red trim, black tights and black boots.

According to police, Moose's family last saw her at the Thompson Walmart Oct. 1, where her sister had dropped her off. RCMP assume Moose must have stayed with or interacted with people during her time in Thompson. Police previously said they believed Moose had been staying with friends in Thompson.

"To put it simply, someone in Thompson has information about her time in the city between October 1 and October 17. We need them to come forward and contact police," said RCMP assistant commissioner Jane MacLatchy.

“We are here, as a group, with a plea for help. We need the people of Thompson and surrounding communities to clearly hear our message today so that we can move a homicide investigation forward."Over a hundred friends, family and residents gathered at Nelson Road Oct. 23 for a candlelight vigil for Moose.

Anyone with details relating to Moose's disappearance and death can contact Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or at manitobacrimestoppers.com.

- with files from Ian Graham, Thompson Citizen

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