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Human Remains Found Following Fire in Birch River

October 18, 2022 11:35 AM | News

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UPDATE: Thursday, October 20 — RCMP have identified the remains as a 68-year-old man from Birch River and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Police have since arrested and charged Lincoln Chartrand-Flett, 21, of Birch River with second-degree murder. He will appear in Dauphin court on October 25.

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Unidentified human remains have been found following a house fire in the community of Birch River, Manitoba.

Emergency crews responded to the fire Monday afternoon on Lorne Avenue.

Once firefighters brought the blaze under control, they entered the home and made the discovery.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Manitoba RCMP and the Office of the Fire Commissioner continue to investigate.


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