Sisters in Spirit rally remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women – Fort McMurray Today

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201917 Views

October 8, 2019

Her nickname was “Jazzy.”

The last time anyone saw Janice Desjarlais, she was climbing into a dumpster outside the Centre of Hope with her boyfriend. On the evening of Oct. 1 2010, it was the only warm place they could find.

When her boyfriend went to McDonald’s to pick up breakfast the next morning, a garbage truck emptied the dumpster and drove th a landfill. Desjarlais was likely smothered under other people’s garbage and buried in the Fort McMurray landfill. Her body was never found.

“They shut down the dump, only a partial part of the dump, and I don’t even know if that’s where they dumped the load,” said Desjarlais’ son, Andrew, on a Monday interview. “To me, it sounded like they just wanted to show some part of them shutting down the place and searching. Maybe went on for five days and that was it.”

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