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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Guilty Plea in Project Devote Historical Homicide Winnipeg, August 25, 2015 A former Winnipeg area resident has entered a guilty plea to the 2006 murder of Myrna Letandre.
Traigo Ehkid Andretti, aged 40, pled guilty to the second degree murder of Myrna Letandre, a Winnipeg resident whose remains were recovered on May 8, 2013 at a house on Lorne Avenue in Winnipeg.
Ms. Letandre was reported missing to the Winnipeg Police Service by her sister on October 26, 2006.
Further investigation revealed that Ms. Letandre had been last seen alive in early September 2006 in Winnipeg. It has been determined that the murder occurred at an address in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg.
Project Devote investigators arrested Andretti, also known as Dylan Harold Grubb, on May 30, 2014 in British Columbia. The arrest was the result of an investigation by Project Devote, with the assistance of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit.
"We are very pleased with the outcome today. The joint investigative work by the RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service and other police agencies throughout Manitoba and Canada has resulted in the successful conclusion of this homicide investigation," said Chief Superintendent Scott Kolody, RCMP Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations in Manitoba.
"Project Devote investigators are to be commended for their hard work on this investigation," said Danny Smyth, Winnipeg Police Service Deputy Chief of Investigative Operations. "Today we are thinking of Ms. Letandre's family members and hope that this outcome brings them some measure of justice."
"Project Devote investigators are satisfied that justice has been served," said Project Devote Team Commander Sgt. Shawn Pike of the Winnipeg Police Service.
"The Project Devote team recognizes that Myrna Letandre's family and friends have suffered a terrible loss. We hope that they can find some comfort in today's court proceedings," said Project Devote Team Commander Sgt. Rob Lasson of the RCMP.
Project Devote is a provincial integrated task force of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Winnipeg Police Service focusing on missing and murdered exploited persons. Manitoba Justice has designated two prosecutors and a Family Liaison/Victim Services Worker to work with Project Devote.
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit includes members of the RCMP, Central Saanich Police Department, Saanich Police Department and Victoria Police Department.
Andretti was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for 20 years.
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