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Texas Murder Suspect Illegally Crossed into Manitoba: RCMP

July 9, 2019 10:26 AM | News

Derek Whisenand

Derek Whisenand (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP say a man wanted for murder in Texas is believed to have illegally entered Manitoba.

Derek Whisenand, 27, is said to have crossed into Canada from the United States near Haskett, Manitoba sometime during the week of June 24.

Police say he travelled to Winnipeg and is possibly now in eastern Canada. A country-wide arrest warrant has been issued for his apprehension.

Whisenand is described as Caucasian, 6’0″ tall, 230 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen with a black goatee. He is travelling with a large mixed-breed dog, possibly a mix of a German Shepard and pitbull or boxer, brindle in colour.

He may be armed and is considered dangerous, and is not to be approached.

RCMP say anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911, the RCMP Integrated Border Enforcement Team at (204) 324-9177 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.