LOCATED – Fort Hope Woman Vanishes During Trip


(TORONTO, ON) – UPDATE: She has been located.


EARLIER:A Fort Hope First Nation woman was in Toronto to obtain further employment training when she vanished without a trace.


A male that she was last seen with known as “Josh” to her friends and family, has not made contact with anyone either. His full name is Joshua Wapoose A.K.A. “ Jay Atlookan-Wapoose.

The woman works for the John C. Yesno education centre and they sent her to Toronto to further her education based around her employment at the school. 27-year-old Matashia Shawanamash has not been seen or heard from since Sunday. She is believed to be pregnant.

Family have informed the Toronto Police Service and are waiting to hear back from them after some amount of investigation is complete.


Matashia left her cousins place in Toronto on Sunday with josh and has not returned since. All of her belongings are still there, she failed to show up for training and she missed her flight back home. Her family and friends are desperately hoping she reaches out to them, even just to let them know she is ok.

Below is the Toronto Police Service media release.

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing woman.

Matashia Shawanamash, 27, was last seen on Monday, November 4, 2019, in the Dawes Road and Victoria Park Avenue area.

She is described as 5’7″, medium build, with shoulder-length brown wavy hair, and has brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a black winter coat. Police are concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


9 Replies to “LOCATED – Fort Hope Woman Vanishes During Trip”

  1. Please , another missing person from the Indigenous communities breaks my heart. Another missing person from anywhere is heartbreaking. Matashia Shawanamash, I pray you make it back to Fort Hope safely.

    With love and prayers

    1. Thank you Rochelle for your comment. Matashia is my cousin and this post was taken off my FB.
      Please share everywhere in Toronto. The police are doing an amazing job.

  2. Ami, I am still holding on for Matashia..Love and prayers to all of you to stay strong and to continue to lean on each other for comfort..

    Love Rochelle Ouellette

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