Update - RCMP determine remains found in fire result of homicide

September 15, 2021
Northlands Denesuline First Nation (Lac Brochet), Manitoba

News release

RCMP Major Crime Services investigators have determined the death of two adult individuals in a house fire in Northlands Denesuline First Nation (Lac Brochet) on September 9, 2021, is now considered a homicide.

Major Crime Services investigators remain in the community and are asking anyone with information to please call the RCMP tip line at 431-489-8551, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

On September 9, 2021, at approximately 7:00 am, Thompson RCMP received a report of a house fire in Northlands Denesuline First Nation (Lac Brochet), Manitoba. First Nations Safety Officers held the scene until RCMP arrived. It was reported that one, possibly two, adult individuals were missing from the community and could be in the residence.

Officers and RCMP Forensic Identification Services were able to enter the residence after the fire was out. The remains of two individuals were located and transported to Winnipeg hospital for autopsy.

The investigation continues with assistance of RCMP Major Crime Services and the Office of the Fire Commissioner.


Contact information

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations

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