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Texas Murder Suspect Last Seen at Junior’s Restaurant in Winnipeg

November 14, 2019 2:52 PM | News

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Derek Whisenand

Derek Whisenand (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have released a surveillance video of a Texas man wanted for murder who illegally crossed into Canada last summer.

Derek Whisenand, 28, crossed the border near Haskett, Manitoba the week of June 24. He was last seen June 26 at approximately 8 a.m. at the Walmart in Winkler.

RCMP say later that same day, he made his way to Carman, Manitoba, which is where police are looking to speak to anyone who may have assisted Whisenand in getting to the community.

The suspect hitched a ride from Carman to Winnipeg that afternoon and was dropped off at Junior’s Restaurant on St. Mary’s Road in Winnipeg at approximately 3:30 pm. This was the last confirmed sighting of Whisenand.

“We realize it has been several months since the last confirmed sighting of Derek Whisenand. Since then, we have received numerous tips and have followed up on all of them,” said Cpl. Julie Courchaine of the Manitoba RCMP.

“We are hoping these new photos will once again generate new information about his time in the province and lead us to his current location. We’re looking for any information to help our officers safely find and arrest him.”

He is described as Caucasian, 6’0″ tall, 250 lbs, with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen with a black goatee. He has a tattoo on his left wrist of a pentagram. He was travelling with a medium-sized, 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. Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at (204) 324-9121 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.


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