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Body of Lisa Gibson Pulled from Red River

July 28, 2013 11:00 AM | News

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Winnipeg police have confirmed the body pulled from the Red River on Saturday morning is that of Lisa Gibson.

The 32-year-old mother went missing Wednesday after her two children were found deceased in the family’s bathtub of their Westwood area home.

Gibson’s body was located south of the Alexander Docks shortly after 9:30 a.m.

Last week, police descended on Coleridge Park Drive after receiving a 911 call to check on the well-being of an individual. Once there, police discovered the bodies of Gibson’s children — three-month-old Nicolas and two-year-old Anna. The children were reported to be unresponsive in the family’s bathtub and are believed to have drowned. Police haven’t confirmed their exact cause of death.

A search for Lisa Gibson, who was reported to have been suffering from postpartum depression, ensued in nearby wooded areas and the river bank. Numerous witness accounts reported Gibson on Wednesday morning, but the search for her by police was unsuccessful in the days following the trafic incident.

Neighbours and friends held a candlelight vigil for Gibson’s children earlier this week.

Winnipeg police say the family is now requesting privacy to deal with their loss. The homicide unit continues to investigate.