Monday, November 10, 2014

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


 Monday, November 10, 2014

Assault Investigation- Update- C14-239518
Many of you are aware that the Homicide Unit is investigating a serious attack on a teenager along the river-walk of the Assiniboine River on Friday evening.

With the permission of the victim's parents we are identifying the victim as Rinelle Harper. Rinelle is 16 years old, and is from the community of God's Lake Narrows. She currently resides in Winnipeg along with her family while attending school.

Police are seeking the public's assistance for any information that will help investigators solve this crime and bring Rinelle's attacker to justice.

  • Investigators know that Rinelle was out with friends on Friday evening in the South Broadway area of the city.
  • Investigators know that Rinelle was attacked along the river-walk next to the Assiniboine River near the Donald Street Bridge.
  • It is believed the attack was sexual in nature.
  • Investigators believe that Rinelle ended up in the frigid waters of the Assiniboine River after the assault.
  • Rinelle's unconscious body was discovered by a passerby a short time later along the river-walk. She was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

At this point it appears that Rinelle Harper will recover from the attack and ordeal she underwent.

Police are appealing to the public for assistance from anyone who may have seen Rinelle Friday evening in the hours and minutes leading up to her attack; or from anyone with knowledge of the attack on Rinelle.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. They are asking anyone who may have had interaction with the victim prior to her being discovered to contact them at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).



For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Detective Sergeant Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

Share this mailing with your social network by clicking on the appropriate link:   Facebook  Twitter 


Winnipeg Police Service

Report a Crime Online

Crime Stoppers



If you do not want to receive these emails anymore, unsubscribe.

Please do not reply to this email. This e-mail was sent from a notification-only address and replies are not monitored.

Mailing address: City of Winnipeg, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 1B9

Privacy Statement

The City of Winnipeg values your privacy. We do not sell or share your personal information with third parties. You are receiving this email as a result of your signing up for the Winnipeg Police Service Email News list offered on the City of Winnipeg website. You may unsubscribe or change your subscription options at any time.

No comments: