Manitoba RCMP have laid a second-degree murder charge against a suspect in the homicide of 33-year-old Nancy Swenty.
Swenty disappeared on July 28 from the Fisher Branch area and an exhaustive search for her ensued. Last weekend, her remains were found not far from where she was last seen in Poplarfield.
On Friday, RCMP held a news conference to announce a Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Russell Gordon McDiarmid. The 51-year-old was originally a suspect in Swenty’s disappearance, with police initially suspecting the two may have be travelling together.
McDiarmid is described as Caucasian with balding brown hair, brown eyes, 5’11” tall and weight about 169 lbs.
Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is urged not to approach him and to contact police.
McDiarmid is possibly armed and may be travelling in a stolen 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck.
If you know where Russell McDiarmid is, contact Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure tip online at ManitobaCrimeStoppers.com. Tips via text message can be sent by sending the word “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Those who contact Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash award of up to $2,000.