On July 23, 2010, OPP received a missing person report from Ontario Disability Support Program. Support cheques for Shelley Anderson, of Cobalt Ontario, had been returned without being cashed for over one year
Police attempted to locate her but were unsuccessful.
Shelley was last seen in the summer of 2009, when she was spotted boarding a bus in Cobalt.
It was headed to New Liskeard. Police say she lived in Timmins and Schumacher most of her life and still has ties to the area.
Shelley Anderson is described as Indigenous, 5’10”, with long dark hair, and regularly wore a cowboy hat. There was an unconfirmed sighting of her in Timmins in 2010, and another possible sighting in Edmonton in 2014.
Anderson’s family is also a part of Temagami First Nation, and Shelley Anderson is one of seven documented cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from northeastern Ontario.
Anderson may be using different names, like Brenda May Anderson, Shelley May Becker, “Becky”, Shelley Becker or Brenda Becker.
Her family said that they were not in frequent contact with Anderson because she had been separated from them since the age of 13 after being sent to hospital in Timmins, but have tried to keep in touch with her over the years and are in contact with Shelley’s children.
Her siblings have been looking for Shelley since her disappearance, and at one point the they were told to back off from the investigation.
Her sister, Judy, believes Shelley’s disappearance was not investigated properly because she’s Indigenous and mentally disabled.
Ontario Provincial Police say Shelley May Anderson’s case remains open and investigators are looking for tips
If you have information on this case, please contact any of the following:
Temiskaming OPP: OPP ONCMPUR 1-877-934-6363; 1-705-330-4144; email@example.com
Reference Case#: NP10079474
Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or online at https://www.canadiancrimestoppers.org/tips
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