OPP says bone found on First Nation belongs to missing 26-year-old woman

Charnelle Masakeyash, 26, was last seen on Hwy 599 south of Pickle Lake, Ont., on Nov. 6, 2015.

(Charnelle Masakeyash, 26, was last seen on Hwy 599 south of Pickle Lake, Ont., on Nov. 6, 2015. APTN/file)

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The OPP said Tuesday forensic tests have determined a bone found June 2 in Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation belongs to a 26-year-old woman reported missing on Nov. 8, 2015.

The OPP said the Sioux Lookout detachment continues to lead the investigation into the disappearance of Charnelle Masakeyash, 26, who was last seen on Hwy 599 south of Pickle Lake, Ont., on Nov. 6, 2015.

The OPP said in a statement a member of the public located Masakeyash’s bone in Mishkeegogamang and brought it to the OPP.

The bone was examined at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto which confirmed it belonged to Masakeyash, the statement said.

Mishkeegogamang First Nation sits about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.

The OPP statement said anyone with information concerning Masakeyash contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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