Winnipeg Man Charged With Murder

Man Charged With Murder

WINNIPEG - RCMP say they have have found the body of a 20 year old woman in a rural area of southern Manitoba after receiving a report of a homicide in Steinbach on the weekend.

Officers responding to the homicide on Saturday discovered that a suspect from Winnipeg had fled the scene in a vehicle and took the victim's body with him.

The Mounties say the man was later taken into custody near La Broquerie but his vehicle caught fire during the arrest and no body was found inside when the flames were extinguished.

Information was received later which led them to the remains of the woman on a remote quad trail south of Woodbridge.

A 20 year old man, known to the woman, has been charged with first degree murder.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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