Two men charged with June slaying of Winnipeg dad
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THE Mounties have charged two Winnipeg men with first-degree murder in connection with the investigation into human remains discovered in Portage la Prairie.
On June 24, RCMP were called after remains were found in Portage, 85 kilometres west of Winnipeg. On July 17, the victim was identified as Gerhard Reimer-Wiebe, 27, of Steinbach, who was living in Winnipeg at the time. The medical examiner ruled the manner of death was homicide.
Mounties believe Reimer-Wiebe’s body was deposited in Portage la Prairie on June 20.
On Friday, the RCMP announced two arrests. Kyle Evan Sinkovits, 29 of Winnipeg, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, forcible confinement and indignity to a dead human body. He appeared in Winnipeg provincial court on Friday.
Jonathan Bradley Narvey, 25 of Winnipeg, was arrested Thursday. He’s been charged with first-degree murder, forcible confinement and indignity to a dead human body. He is to appear in Winnipeg provincial court Tuesday.
The arrests come after RCMP searched the burned debris of a home July 21 in Winnipeg’s North End that they believe is linked to the slaying of the married father of two young children.
“We believe that it was an arson, and that this arson is linked to the murder,” RCMP Supt. Michael Koppang said earlier. The house on Alfred Avenue burned down on June 20 and was demolished. The debris was transported to a secure warehouse for RCMP forensic experts to sift through every fragment for evidence.
“Further, we believe that this home contains physical evidence related to our homicide investigation,” Koppang said at the time. “This case has had a lot of public involvement with over 250 tips received so far,” he said. “These tips have propelled the investigation forward and we continue to ask the public for help.”
The RCMP asked public to call police if they have information about Reimer-Wiebe’s activities from May 15 to June 20.
On Friday, police said the investigation is active.