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Human Remains Found of Domestic Homicide Suspect Near Red River

August 19, 2020 2:48 PM | News

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By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg police say remains found earlier this month on a bank of the Red River are of a man who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for manslaughter.

Police say the partial remains were found on the evening of Aug. 7.

They say investigators determined the remains are of 42-year-old Wayne Leslie Melnychuk, who they allege entered the river on his own on or about April 12.

The day before, police say 34-year-old Julie Racette was sent to hospital with undisclosed injuries and died.

They say an autopsy concluded that she was the victim of a homicide.

A Canada-wide warrant for Melnychuk was issued on April 20, describing him as a suspect in a domestic homicide.

CP - The Canadian Press


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