The search for a missing Fort Richmond teen was suspended after his family said police had found a body.
Winnipeg police contacted Sethumi Gunathilaka Wednesday morning to notify her that a body had been found, and it may be that of her brother Inuka Gunathilaka, she told the Free Press.
Inuka, 15, has been missing since May 24.
The family is awaiting forensic identification of the body and has suspended the search, she said.
The Winnipeg Police Service would not confirm whether a body had been found.
“We cannot (confirm this). We’re just talking with the missing person’s unit, so we don’t have any further information to provide,” WPS Const. Claude Chancy said.
Police in Winnipeg are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old boy who has been reported missing since Wednesday. The individual in question is Inuka Gunathilaka, who was last seen in the Fort Richmond area during the morning hours of that day.
Inuka is described as a male with a medium build, standing at approximately six feet tall. He has short black hair and wears glasses. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a blue sweater, dark blue jeans, and black shoes.
The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) Missing Persons Unit is urging anyone with information regarding Inuka’s whereabouts to come forward. If you have any relevant details or have seen him, please contact the WPS Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.