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Authorities Identify Remains As Yolanda Bindics

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Authorities in Chautauqua County Monday identified the skeletal remains of a woman who was found in a wooded area of the town of Charlotte last week. County Sheriff Joseph Gerace says the remains are indeed those of Yolanda Bindics, the missing mother of four children.

The 25-year-old Bindics was last seen on August 10th, 2004 as she was leaving work at a Jamestown store. A day later, her car was found in the parking lot of a nearby fast-food restaurant. Then about a month after that, her purse, wallet and keys turned up in storm drains.

Gerace says an official cause of death has not been determined. But he does say the death is suspicious.

The FBI has offered a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for her disappearance.