Yellowknife RCMP are asking for the public’s help in their investigation into the murder of a woman on a downtown street in December.
Yvonne Desjarlais, 63, of Lutselk’e, N.W.T., was found the morning of Sunday Dec. 30 on the ground near Franklin Avenue and 53rd Street. She was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Her body was sent to Edmonton for an autopsy, which determined the cause of death was a homicide.
Desjarlais lived in Lutselk’e with her husband Joe, but also spent a lot of time in Yellowknife staying at the women's shelter. Friends said she was known in both communities for her kind demeanor.
Family and friends held a memorial for Desjarlais last month in Yellowknife.
RCMP ask anyone with information to contact the Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if you wish to remain anonymous.