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Police release statement from family of woman found dead in car

The Winnipeg Police Service has taken an unusual step in releasing a statement this morning from the family of Elizabeth Lafantaisie, whose body was found in the trunk of her car last week.

"We are deeply saddened and shocked at what can only be described as the tragic and senseless death of our mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. We cannot put words to our pain, only to say that she did not deserve to die in this way. We can only hope that in her final hours she didn’t suffer.

Elizabeth Lafantaisie

Elizabeth Lafantaisie

"Our heartfelt and deepest thanks go out to the men and women of the Winnipeg Police Service who worked tirelessly to find her and bring her back to us. As we now prepare to lay her to rest, our thoughts and prayers go out to those same men and women who continue to search for her killer.

"We are also very thankful to everyone else who made an effort to find our mother.

"We only ask that if anyone has any information that can help bring her killer to justice that they call either the police or Crimestoppers."

Lafantaisie, 73, went missing Feb. 18 and her body was found in the trunk of her car Feb. 24., which was found in the Osborne Village area, on Lewis Street near River Avenue.

Police believe that Lafantaisie’s car, a blue-grey 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, was taken to a car wash between Friday, Feb. 18 and Tuesday, Feb. 22.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call investigators at 986-6508, or CrimeStoppers at 786-8477.

 

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