Remains found at Brady landfill confirmed to be homicide victim Rebecca Contois

Winnipeg police say the human remains found while searching a landfill were identified as those of homicide victim Rebecca Contois on Tuesday.

BACKGROUND: ‘Horrifically, grisly scene’: Remains of woman found near Winnipeg apartment block

Officials began searching the Brady Road Resource Management Facility three weeks ago as part of an investigation into Contois’ killing.

Contois was a 24-year-old Indigenous woman whose partial remains were found last month, on May 16, in a garbage bin near a Winnipeg apartment building.

Police said they learned some of her other remains may have gone to the landfill during a garbage pickup.

Remains were discovered at the landfill on June 14. They could not immediately be identified, pending an autopsy.

The Winnipeg police’s homicide unit is continuing its investigating.

A 35-year-old was charged last month with first-degree murder in the death of Contois.

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