Winnipeg police have located the bodies of four dead infants in a storage locker.
Police say they began investigating Monday afternoon after receiving a call from staff at the U-Haul Moving and Storage facility on McPhillips Street.
Const. Eric Hofley called the discovery “very disturbing and tragic,” saying autopsies on the newborns are pending.
Hofley said it was the state of the remains which drew the attention of employees to call police.
“We are speaking with a number of individuals and are unable to comment further at this time,” police stated in a release.
Razmin Mansoub, president of U-Haul Company of Central Canada, said the infants’ remains were found by staff.
“U-Haul team members made a disturbing discovery when taking inventory of a delinquent storage locker on Monday,” Mansoub said in a statement. “They immediately contacted law enforcement who believed the locker contained human remains.
“U-Haul is deeply shocked and saddened by this discovery. Out of respect for the ongoing investigation, U-Haul cannot comment with any further details. We will continue to fully co-operate with authorities.”
The child abuse unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-3296 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).
Updated at 11:24 a.m.