RCMP rule no foul play in death of missing Winnipeg woman

Manitoba RCMP has ruled there was no criminal activity involved in connection to the death of Brittany Storey.

On June 6, Mounties received a report from Winnipeg police that Storey had gone missing.

It was indicated to police that she was in the Rennie area, based on messages with her friends in a group chat.

The report also indicated that she had hit a tree and her call was lost.

Police spent several days searching for Storey and her vehicle between Rennie and Winnipeg, including along back roads.

On June 9, officers said new information they had gathered during their investigation had led them towards Molson, Manitoba.

RCMP began searching the area, using remote-piloted aircraft services, and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA).

Around noon on June 11, members of the RCMP’s underwater recovery team were able to find a vehicle underwater, after following tire tracks to a pond near Molson.

Police were able to remove the vehicle, and a body was found inside.

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday, and the body was identified as Brittany Storey.

The autopsy also confirmed she died as a result of her vehicle entering the water.

“We thank everyone for their care and concern for Brittany and for helping in any way they could to find her,” said Sergeant Laura LeDrew of RCMP Major Crime Services. “It is not the ending any of us hoped for. As this is a non-criminal matter, we will respect Brittany’s privacy and that of her family and will not be providing further information.”

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