The remains of the Manitoba Homicide Investigation Center identified as missing persons
The human remains found in rural Manitoba last week were identified as Clifford Joseph, who has been the subject of a homicide investigation since his disappearance in June.
The RCMP said on Tuesday that the remains found in the Marnstead area about 75 kilometers north of Winnipeg on July 18 were the remains of 40-year-old Joseph.
The police have not arrested anyone in this case, but they have previously stated that Eric Wildman, Joseph’s neighbor in rural San Clements, is considered a suspect.
Wideman was arrested after a clash with Ontario police in June.
Joseph left home for the last time East 44th Road on June 7. That day, his pickup truck was found abandoned near Wildman’s home.
Soon after, the police stated that they regarded Joseph’s disappearance as a homicide, and the evidence pointed to 34-year-old Whiteman.
He fled and began a search for several days.Investigators issued a search warrant and found an abandoned vehicle Wildman’s weapons and replica police clothing.
Witnesses led investigators through the White Shell Provincial Park area and into Ontario. Wildman was eventually found and arrested in a home in Belleville, Ontario.
Although no one was injured, Wildman allegedly opened fire on Ontario police before being arrested.He was subsequently He was charged with two counts of attempted murder.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has not released more details about the possible connection between Wildman and Joseph’s death. The investigation is continuing.