Manitoba

Northern First Nation devastated after woman, 29, found dead

The chief of a northern Manitoba First Nation says his community is in shock after one of its band members was found dead in Thompson in what RCMP say is a homicide. 

RCMP asking for public's help after body of Bobbie Lynn Lee Moose found in Thompson

Bobbie Lynn Lee Moose was found dead in Thompson on Thursday. (Submitted by Manitoba RCMP)

The chief of a northern Manitoba First Nation says his community is in shock after one of its band members was found dead in Thompson in what RCMP say is a homicide. 

The RCMP found the body of Bobbie Lynn Lee Moose, 29, near Nelson Road in Thompson last Thursday. Moose is from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.

Bobbie Lynn Lee Moose, 29, was from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. (Submitted by Manitoba RCMP)

"Everybody's in a state of shock, especially in light of what the inquiry with the missing and murdered women. We're trying to prevent incidents like this from happening but they're still happening," Nisichawayasihk Chief Marcel Moody told CBC Monday.

The chief said Moose was in and out of Thompson regularly and often stayed at the homeless shelter in the city.

"She was back and forth between Nelson House and Thompson," he said adding her family is still in shock.

"They're in disbelief and everybody's in despair."

'She was outgoing': Sister

Moose's sister, Hazel said she thinks she last saw her sister on October 7th walking home from the store.

"Last I heard, she was hitchhiking to town to go be with friends in Thompson," Hazel told CBC Monday.

She said her sister, who was a mother of two, should be remembered as a kind soul.

"She was outgoing. She liked to share, meet new friends, meet new people."

Moody met with the RCMP on Sunday and asked police to do their best in solving the case. He doesn't want her case to go cold and pointed to 15-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown, whose 1986 rape and killing still remains unsolved.

"They reassured me that they're going to try their absolute best to solve the crime and that's what we hope and what we ask for."

RCMP are asking for help finding out what happened to Bobbie Lynn Lee Moose. (Submitted by Manitoba RCMP)

The RCMP are asking for the public's help in solving the case. Police ask anyone who may have information about her death or her activities between Oct. 1 and Oct. 17 to contact the Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909.

Police, who have released three photos of Moose, have not disclose how Moose died.

Nelson House is located about 669 kilometres from Winnipeg.

About the Author

​Austin Grabish started reporting when he was young, landing his first byline when he was just 18. He joined CBC in 2016 after freelancing for several outlets. ​​In 2018, he was part of a team of CBC journalists who won the Ron Laidlaw Award for the corporation's extensive digital coverage on asylum seekers crossing into Canada. Email: austin.grabish@cbc.ca