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McCaskill unsure when landfill search can begin

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Winnipeg Police Chief Keith McCaskill said he remains unsure when a search for the remains of Tanya Nepinak can begin at the Brady Road Landfill.

Following an appearance before city council’s protection and community services committee on Thursday, the chief said there are safety concerns regarding a search inside a landfill. Specially trained personnel are required to work in a landfill, due to the presence of potentially hazardous objects and materials.

Nepinak went missing in September 2011 and police believe she is the victim of a homicide. Shawn Lamb, 52, has been charged in connection with her death.

Police said in August they have reason to believe Nepinak’s remains are in Brady Road Landfill. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs then put out a call to help search for those remains.

McCaskill, however, said anyone searching a landfill must have special training, both to engage in the search and to deal with the safety issues, which range from methane gas to potential infectious agents to unstable physical objects.

He said he was unsure whether police cadets could do the job. It would be preferable to begin the search before the winter, he added.

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Updated on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:20 PM CDT: corrects typo

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