WATCH: Police in Winnipeg say the bodies of up to four infants were found in a U-Haul storage locker. Tamara Forlanski is following the investigation.
WINNIPEG – U-Haul employees found what Winnipeg police believe are the remains of four babies in a storage unit on Monday, the company’s president says.
The bodies of four infants in a storage locker on McPhillips Street in Winnipeg on Monday, police confirmed Tuesday morning.
“The business itself contacted us regarding these suspicious circumstances,” Const. Eric Hofley said during a news conference about the discovery. “The remains were located within a storage locker.”
Staff at the U-Haul facility on McPhillips between Elgin and William avenues called police as soon as they made the discovery, said Razmin Mansoub, the company president. They were taking inventory of a delinquent storage container when they found the remains, he said.
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Police said they were called to the scene at 1 p.m.
“The remains were in a state such as it’s not obvious yet exactly whether we are dealing with four separate remains or three,” he said. “That will be determined at autopsy.”
Hofley said he expected police will release more information on Wednesday.
The force’s child abuse unit is involved in the investigation and police are talking to “a number of individuals,” a news release said.
Little information is available at this point, Hofley admitted, although he said the babies were “very young infants, not children, newborns of a very young age.”
The discovery is “very disturbing and tragic,” he said.
“We don’t want to jeopardize at this point what’s going on,” he added.
“What the outcome will be once the investigation is over remains to be seen.”
— With files from The Canadian Press
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