Skibicki investigation: no decision on landfill search yet


Decisions on next steps in the possible search for the remains of two Indigenous women believed to be in a landfill outside Winnipeg are being made with selection with outside assistance.

The Winnipeg Police Department met with Sheriff Danny Smyth and investigators Thursday night, after calls intensified searching the site.

Police believe the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran ended up in the Prairie Green landfill in the spring but decided not to conduct a search because the chances of finding them were very low.

Operations at the landfill have been halted as the city and province discuss next steps.

Markus Chambers, the chairman of the police council, did not say a search would take place and said next steps would include consulting with indigenous leaders, as well as experts. anthropology and industry.

Harris’ family and Indigenous leaders have called for Smyth to step down because of the police’s decision not to search the landfill, but Chambers says the focus is on finding ways to close the doors to families.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on December 9, 2022.

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