Saturday, June 3, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Saturday, June 3, 2017
 
Homicide Investigation – Christine Wood – C16-174340
 
On June 1, 2017, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to a report of human remains in the Springfield, Manitoba area.
 
It has since been determined that the remains are those of Christine Wood.
 
As previously released:
 
On April 7, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit arrested Brett Ronald Overby, 30-years-old of Winnipeg, and charged him with Second Degree Murder in the homicide of Christine Wood.
 
Christine went missing in Winnipeg, on the evening of August 19, 2016 and the Winnipeg Police Missing Persons Unit entered into an investigation.    
 
On January 2017, members of the Missing Persons Unit began collaborating with Homicide investigators. 
 
On March 21, 2017, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 300 block of Burrows Avenue. Brett Overby was arrested at that time and charged with an unrelated offence. The Forensic Identification Unit remained at this location for several days gathering evidence. 
 
On April 7, 2017, a charge of Second Degree Murder was authorized by the Crown Attorney's office.

For further information contact either:
   Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
   Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
   Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

   
   Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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