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Police task force seeks public’s help in cracking 2003 Winnipeg murder case

Nicolle Hands.
Nicolle Hands. RCMP

Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a 16-year-old homicide investigation.

On Oct. 2, 2003, Nicolle Hands was killed in her Mountain Avenue apartment while her three children and a babysitter slept in the next room.

The babysitter told police she was awakened by a noise around 3:30 a.m. when she saw a man standing over Hands. The man fled the scene, and Nicolle was left on the floor with life-threatening injuries. She died three days later in hospital.

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An integrated task force between the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP is actively investigating the murder.

The task force, Project Devote, is dedicated to investigating missing and murdered exploited people.

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Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call the Devote tip line at 1-888-673-3316, or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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