The remains of Melinda Lynxleg — who was missing for more than three years — have been found, and police say her death was a homicide.
Lynxleg, 41, had been last seen at the beginning of April 2020 at Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation, also known as Valley River First Nation, about 60 kilometres west of Dauphin, Man.
Lynxleg’s remains were discovered at an abandoned property in San Clara, Man., about 45 kilometres northwest of Tootinaowaziibeeng near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border, RCMP said in an update on Friday.
“It’s been really difficult on our family, not knowing where she’s been for the last three years, knowing that she would’ve come home to our children,” Melinda’s aunt Betty Lynxleg said at an RCMP news conference on Friday.
“We knew that something devastating really happened.”