Two separate fires in Manitoba over the weekend yielded the discovery of human remains.
Unidentified remains were found Saturday at a burned-out residence on Pine Avenue in Badget, Manitoba. Firefighters arrived to find the home fully engulfed in flames as crews were unable to save the structure.
In a second fire in O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation (Crane River) on Sunday, RCMP received a report of an assault and fire occurring at the same residence. Officers arrived to find the house fully engulfed and the female assault victim unaccounted for.
Human remains were located inside the home, but it’s unclear if they were of the victim or from another individual.
RCMP have charged Earl Moar, 19, with aggravated assault, arson with disregard for human life, assault, and two counts of breaching a recognizance order. He remains in custody.
Investigation into both fires is continuing.