UPDATE: Portage la Prairie RCMP requesting public assistance in identifying homicide victim and potential witnesses

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – Based on extensive investigative work, officers with Major Crime Services now believe that the victim’s body was placed near Baker Street in Portage la Prairie on June 20, 2020, sometime between 3:00 am – 5:00 am. This new timeline is a significant development and we are asking anyone who was driving near Baker Street or who resides close to the area and may have seen something suspicious in the early morning hours of June 20, 2020, to contact the tip line.

The RCMP is specifically looking to identify four individuals who were seen on June 20, 2020, travelling together in the area in a dark coloured SUV. At 4:00 am, these four individuals stopped at the Shell/Circle K at 327 Saskatchewan Avenue, in Portage la Prairie.

They are described as:

Individual 1- Male, short dark brown hair, approximately 5’9″, with tattoos on both his forearms, neck and face, wearing a navy plaid shirt and black pants.

Individual 1
Individual 1

Individual 2- Male, short dyed blond hair, approximately 6’0″, with tattoos on both arms, wearing a red and black ball cap, black t-shirt, black pants and brown boots.

Individual 2
Individual 2

Individual 3- Female, long brown hair, approximately 5’6″, wearing a red flowered shirt and a black skirt.

Individual 3
Individual 3

Individual 4- Female, long black hair, approximately 5’3″ wearing a black Nike hoody and black pants.

Individual 4
Individual 4

Surveillance video footage from Shell/Circle K convenience store at 327 Saskatchewan Avenue in Portage la Prairie on July 20, 2020 at 4:00 am.

A male with tattoos on both arms wearing a black tshirt and black pants with brown boots and a red ball cap worn backwards, opens a tray of nachos in front of a counter.

A female with brown hair in a pony tail wearing a black skirt and a red flowered top points to a drink on the counter.

Another female in a black Nike hoodie and black pants licks her finger and approaches the microwave at the end of the counter.

A second male with short brown hair and a blue plaid shirt and black pants rummages in his pocket and then approaches the end of the counter, sets down a canned drink and then looks at a receipt.

If you recognize these individuals, or have any information on the identity of the victim, please call the RCMP Major Crime Services tip line at 431-489-8551, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

BACKGROUND

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – On June 24, 2020, at approximately 9:30 pm, RCMP responded to a report of found human remains near Baker Street, in Portage la Prairie. Investigators with Major Crimes Services and Forensic Identification Services attended the scene and worked with the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine that it was a homicide.

A thorough review of all reported missing persons within Manitoba and Canada was undertaken and no reports matched the description of the victim.

On Friday, July 10, 2020, a description of the victim and a plea for information about his identity was released. Multiple tips from the public were received over the past 5 days but the identity of the victim remains unknown. However, based on some new information, it is now believed that the male is somehow associated to Winnipeg. He may have been residing in Winnipeg or traveling through the city around the time when he was murdered.

The Manitoba RCMP is once again asking for people to come forward with information about this victim.

He is described as:

Male

Between the ages of 20 – 40

5’7″ – 6’2″ in height

Has scoliosis of the spine (curvature of the spine)

Light brown hair, possibly medium length

Was possibly residing in Winnipeg or travelling through the area

If anyone has not seen or heard from a loved one, a friend, a relative, or an acquaintance, in the last few weeks that matches the description of the victim, they are asked to call RCMP Major Crime Services tip line at 431-489-8551.

Portage la Prairie RCMP



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