Police ID Portage la Prairie homicide victim
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This article was published 20/07/2020 (1052 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Police have identified the remains found last month in Portage la Prairie as Gerhard Reimer-Wiebe, who had been living in Winnipeg at the time he went missing.
Now, the RCMP are asking the public for any information they might have about the 27-year-old man originally from Steinbach. Reimer-Wiebe, who also went by the name George, had previously been seen frequenting homeless shelters in Winnipeg.
Specifically, the Mounties are looking for information on his activities between May 15 and June 20.
After finding the remains on June 24 and working with Major Crime and Forensic Identification Services to determine it was a homicide, RCMP made several requests to the public for assistance identifying the victim – one on July 10 and another on July 15.
On July 15, RCMP Supt. Michael Koppang said RCMP believed the body was placed in the area in the early hours of June 20 and asked anyone with information regarding four people who were in a dark SUV at 4 a.m. that day who were caught on video footage from the Shell/Circle K convenience store at 327 Saskatchewan Ave. in Portage la Prairie to come forward.
Police have provided images of Reimer-Wiebe in hopes that someone will recognize him.
Anyone with information about Reimer-Wiebe within this time period should call the RCMP Major Crime Services Tip Line at 431-489-8551.
Malak Abas is a reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press.