Foul play is not suspected in the death of a woman whose body was discovered near a snowmobile trail in Tobique First Nation on New Year’s Day.


At around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, police received a call about a woman lying in the snow near the trail, just off Main Street. The RCMP says the woman was deceased when officers arrived. She has been identified as 29-year-old Jamie Wolfe of Tobique First Nation.

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Through talking with witnesses, investigators determined that the woman had been out drinking with friends on New Year’s Eve and was dropped off at her home on Main Street at about 4 a.m.

It’s believed that Wolfe then left her home on foot, walking alone in the direction of the trail. Police say she was not properly dressed for winter weather, as temperatures dropped to about -20°F (-28°C) on New Year's morning.

Police believe the woman stumbled off the trail and succumbed to hypothermia.  Her body was discovered about 150 meters from her home.

An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the exact cause of death.