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Remains of missing Manitoba woman found: police

Last Updated Nov 29, 2018 at 6:20 pm CDT

The remains of Thelma Krull were found by a hunter on Oct. 28, 2018. Credit - Thelma Krull Missing Facebook.
Summary

A hunter made the discovery of human remains in late October, confirmed to be Thelma Krull.


Police had said she was forcibly taken from a park in July, 2015.


A suspect description was issued, and police are still hoping the public comes forward with tips.


Winnipeg (CityNews) – Winnipeg police say the remains of Thelma Krull have been found.

Watch: Police say the remains of Thelma Krull have been found

On Oct. 28, a hunter in the rural community of Tache made the discovery.

The Steinbach Detachment of the RCMP started the investigation, and eventually the RCMP Forensic Services and the Major Crimes Unit became involved.

Investigators have now determined the remains to be those of Krull.

They were found in a wooded area near the intersection of Municipal Rd 52 N. and Chemin Perin Rd.  (East of Hwy 12 and North of Hwy 1).

The 57-year-old left her Winnipeg home to go for a walk on the morning of July 11, 2015. Her glasses and cellphone were found in a park but Krull hasn’t been seen since.

WATCH: 3-year anniversary of Thelma Krull disappearance in July, 2018

It’s believed Krull was taken by force that morning and she appeared to be in distress when a witness saw her with a man.

Police released more details during the investigation, including a composite drawing of a suspect.

The suspect has been described as in his 40s, between five-foot-six and five-foot-eight and weighing about 270 pounds. He had dark hair in a bowl cut or was possibly wearing a dark-coloured skull cap or beanie on his head.

Police are also again asking members of the public who lived in the Valley Gardens area in July 2015 to report anything suspicious.

Anyone who lives around the area where the remains were found in Tache are also being asked to report if they remember anything suspicious from that timeframe.