Murder Of Jamestown Woman Featured In Crime Show “Still A Mystery”

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JAMESTOWN – The search for answers in the 2004 murder of a Jamestown woman continues as the Investigation Discovery channel aired her story in this week’s episode of the true crime series “Still A Mystery.”

Yolanda Bindics, a mother of four, was last seen on August 10 closing up the Family Dollar on Fluvanna Avenue where she worked. Though her body was discovered two years later, no arrests have been made and the circumstances around her death still remain a mystery.

WNY News Now talked to Yolanda’s daughter, Allison Bindics who says she hopes that the documentary keeps the investigation of her mother’s death alive.

“You never who knows something you never know, what information is valuable to the case, even the smallest details could be the most important, could be the silver bullet,” said Bindics.

Now living in Wisconsin, Bindics was only two at the time, but uses the memory of her mother as fuel to continue the search for answers.

“I think about her everyday, I think about how I didn’t really get to know her as a person. I think that is what fuels me to try and get her justice,” said Bindics.

As a young adult, she has begun to look more into her mother’s case and has formulated her own theory as to what happened that day. 

“I believe she was taken by someone she trusted, and I believe she has something she wanted to tell the family and someone did not want her to tell us and they took advantage of that, and her,” said Bindics.

Bindics reminded us that even though the case has gone cold, there is still $21,000 dollars in rewards for new information regarding her mother’s murder.

And to the Jamestown Community, she has a simple message.

“Cold cases, they’re very easy to, not forget about, but they get swept under the rug. Just don’t forget her, don’t forget that the family will never be done trying to get justice for her,” said Bindics.

Those interested in watching the show, titled “Small Town Secrets,” can stream it on Discovery+.


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