RCMP say the Winnipeg home they’ve been pouring over for most of the week contained the remains of a woman who was reported missing in 2006.
Myrna Letandre, 36, was shown in a Winnipeg police news release on March 5, 2007. Officers said she was last seen October 5, 2006, near Memorial Boulevard in Winnipeg.
RCMP and Winnipeg police officers who are part of Project Devote, assigned to track cases of missing and murdered women, raided a home in the 100 block of Lorne Avenue in Winnipeg’s Point Douglas neighbourhood on Wednesday. Forensic investigators have been seen coming and going from the house since then, and neighbours reported hearing the sounds of jackhammering. In a news conference Friday afternoon, officers confirmed they found the remains of Letandre.
The death is being treated as a homicide.
Officers say they went to the house based on a tip from British Columbia; the 2007 Winnipeg police news release notes Letandre had acquaintances in B.C. and Alberta.
Police would not say if they have a suspect in the case or if any arrests are imminent.