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High winds postpone search for Nepinak’s remains at Brady Landfill

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The search for Tanya Nepinak’s remains at Brady Landfill has been postponed due to high winds.

The effort was to begin today but high winds might have made it unsafe, police said in a news release this morning.

Police believe Nepinak, 31, was slain on Sept. 13, 2011 and her body was placed in a Dumpster, which was later emptied at the landfill.

While searches of landfills for human remains have only a slight chance of success, Winnipeg police Chief Keith McCaskill initially said they would proceed with a search of a large section of the landfill.

That plan changed when the chief said recent information indicated it's possible Nepinak's remains could have ended up buried in three or more locations throughout the massive landfill site, instead of just one, making a large search futile.

That area of the search was scaled down considerably, and the area to be searched now is about the size of a large room and will last a few days. The area was pinpointed by aboriginal elders in spiritual ceremonies.

 

 

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