Mother Of Yolanda Bindics Dies Unexpectedly; Mass Held Today In Buffalo

BUFFALO – A mother, who craved closure for the unsolved murder of her daughter nearly 12 years ago, died unexpectedly according to the Hubert Funeral Home’s  website.
Patricia Bindics, 77, was a resident of the City of Jamestown.  Her daughter, Yolanda, was last seen alive on August 10, 2004 leaving a local Family Dollar.
In 2006, Patricia told the Buffalo News that she had  “several strong and painful questions related to her tragedy.”
She also told the paper, “I want to know what happened to our little girl. Did she suffer? How long? What was the actual cause of death? Why? Why Yolanda?”
Police have previously named two persons of interest: former Jamestown Police officer Michael Watson, who had a known relationship with Bindics, and Clarence Carte, her ex-husband and father of her youngest child. Carte was seen at the gas station across from Family Dollar the night Bindics disappeared. Neither men were ever charged.
Patricia Bindics is survived by ten children, 26 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband, a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
News Editor Matt Hummel contributed to this report.


  1. Carte was supposed to be their patsy. It was the cop Watson. I know. She wasn’t the only girl he had a fling with. When he was done with Yolanda she vanished, then he started seeing another arestee he had charged and had a relationship with her. Hmmn….if that ain’t fishy. And I know who the other is.

  2. Stop acting as if you know the situation. Carte did it. I know! And something tells know it too.

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