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Manitoba RCMP investigating five suspicious deaths, including three children

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The investigator RCMP Tim Arseneault says these deaths are “all connected”.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba (RCMP) are investigating five suspicious deaths, including three children. The victims were found in different locations, according to police.

At a press conference on Sunday, the RCMP indicated that they had arrested a 29-year-old man and that there was no risk to the public.

RCMP say the victims were found near Highway 3, near Carman and of Winkler, near highways 248 and 424 as well as in a residence located in Carman.

L' RCMP investigator Tim Arsenault said that around 7:30 a.m., police went near Carman after a report of a collision. A woman was found dead at the scene.

Subsequently, Headingley RCMP received a second report near Highway 424, where officers discovered three children who had been pulled from a burning vehicle by a witness. Their death was noted at the scene.

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This is where the 29-year-old man was arrested.

The community of Carman and surrounding areas will be in mourning as they have lost some of their youngest residents in a tragic manner , he said.

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Police officers and rescuers notably went near Highway 248 in southern Manitoba on Sunday.

Police officers then went to a residence located in Carman, where they discovered a second woman dead. RCMP say these deaths are all connected.

This is a tragic day for the community of Carman and for the province, launched investigator Tim Arsenault during the press conference.

As a parent, I simply cannot imagine the enormity of your loss. Please know that the RCMP and all Manitobans stand with you.

The RCMP's Major Crime Unit, the Carman and Headingley-Stonewall detachments as well as the RCMP's Forensic Identification Unit and Forensic Collision Reconstruction are continuing the investigation, indicates a press release from the federal police.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Police did not provide any details on the identity of the suspect, but Mr. Arsenault indicated that the RCMP believed that he and the victims knew each other.

The investigator also stated that the dead people all came from the Carman area.

Brent Owen, the mayor of Carman, a town located about 75 km southwest of Winnipeg, said shocked at this drama.

This is absolutely horrible. I can't believe it, he reacted.

C&#x27 ;is quite astonishing that something like this could happen in this community.

The Premier of Manitoba, Wab Kinew, sent his condolences to the affected families and community through social media.

I send comfort and strength to the families and community of Carman as& #x27;They are going through a difficult time of loss, Mr. Kinew wrote on X, formerly Twitter. Our deepest condolences go to all those affected by this tragedy.

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For his part, Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham recalled on social networks the links that ;unite with the community of Carman as they offer their condolences to the population.

Having grown up in Carman and still having many connections in the area, I am shocked and saddened by today's news, he said. My sincere condolences to the community and families affected by this tragedy.

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Police officers and rescuers notably visited near Highway 248 in southern Manitoba on Sunday.

Support is available to anyone affected by this story. It is possible to contact a mental health professional through Wellness Space Canada by calling 1-866-585-0445 or by texting MIEUX to 686868 for young people or to 741741 for adults . The service is free and confidential.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116