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Winnipeg police commit to working with First Nations groups on landfill search

December 14, 2022  By The Canadian Press

Dec. 14, 2022, Winnipeg, Man. – Police are to be part of a committee led by First Nations groups to determine the feasibility of recovering the remains of two Indigenous women believed to at a landfill outside Winnipeg.

First Nations leaders met with Winnipeg’s chief of police to discuss a potential search of the Prairie Green landfill after police declined to search the area because they said the chances of finding the two women are low.

Police Chief Danny Smyth says he is supportive of the collaborative efforts of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Cathy Merrick to recover the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran, who police believe are the victims of an alleged serial killer.

Several First Nations groups in the province are consulting experts to put together a search and budget plan.


They have called on the federal government to help in their next steps.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during question period that Ottawa will look to provide support to the province and the city, but didn’t say what kind of support that would be.

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