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Manitoba RCMP announce arrest in homicide of woman after body found in 2019

An Alberta RCMP cruiser. (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

WINNIPEG _ Mounties say they have arrested and charged a man with first-degree murder in the death of a woman in northern Manitoba.

Bobbie Lynn Moose’s body was found on Oct. 17, 2019, in Thompson, about 750 kilometres north of Winnipeg.

RCMP say the 29-year-old was last seen a few weeks earlier when her sister dropped her off in the city.

Moose, a mother of two, was from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, also known as Nelson House.

Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy, who is the commanding officer for the Manitoba RCMP, says 52-year-old Jack Clarence Flett of Thompson has been charged in the killing.

She says violence against Indigenous women and girls in Manitoba and across Canada is an ongoing tragedy.

“We all have a role to play to reduce and, one day, eliminate this violence,” she said in a news release.

“This investigation relied on community involvement, support, and outreach, and I want to thank every person who supported our efforts in finding justice for Bobbie.”

On the one-year anniversary of Moose’s death, police renewed calls for information in the case.

They said officers conducted more than 400 interviews, spoke with more than 1,600 people and collected 52,560 hours of video surveillance during their investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 3, 2021.