Thompson RCMP seek information about activities of man found unresponsive near Juniper Park March 8

Thompson RCMP are seeking information about the location and activities of a 21-year-old Gods River man who died after being found in a wooded area near Juniper Park on the morning of March 8.

Preston Yellowback is believed to have been at a house party on Juniper Drive between 2:15 a.m. and 3 a.m., hours before being found unresponsive by Thompson RCMP responding to a report of a man in distress near Spruce Road around 9:30 a.m. March 8.

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Officers began resuscitative efforts on Yellowback until paramedics arrived. He was then taken to Thompson General Hospital for medical attention and died there that evening.

Yellowback’s death was investigated by Thompson RCMP, the RCMP “D” Division Major Crime Unit, the Manitoba North District Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Services as well as the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Thompson RCMP are asking anyone with information about where Yellowback was or what he was doing March 8 to call the detachment at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at

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