Her body was found in a Whitehorse dump 55 years ago. The family still wants answers


The last time Tootsie Jimmy-Charlie was seen alive, as far as anybody knows, was on March 17, 1967, when she was released from the Whitehorse jail. 

Nine weeks later, her body was found by a trio of people who had gone to the Porter Creek dump for some rifle practice. According to a coroner’s report, Jimmy-Charlie’s body was found lying face up under some deadfall near the back of the dump. There were broken branches nearby. The body was partially decomposed.

It’s not known how long Jimmy-Charlie had been dead.

A coroner’s inquest a few weeks later ruled that the 26-year-old woman had died by “misadventure,” with alcohol and exposure playing a prominent role.

“There was no sign of a

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