October 14, 2019

Winnipeg
2° C, Partly cloudy

Full Forecast

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

Police investigate after body found in Red River

The Winnipeg Fire Department water rescue boat approaches a body that was spotted in the water east of the Louise bridge Friday morning.

JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

The Winnipeg Fire Department water rescue boat approaches a body that was spotted in the water east of the Louise bridge Friday morning.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 25/9/2015 (1480 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Winnipeg police haven’t identified the gender of the body pulled from the Red River this morning but witnesses say it appears to be that of a woman.

“There were pink runners,” said Edward Payjack, a construction worker who was on the job nearby when the Winnipeg fire department’s water rescue boat recovered the body east of the Louise Bridge. It appeared to be wearing shorts, he said. It was face-down in the river so he wasn’t 100 per cent sure of the gender, said the rattled father of two.

“It’s always going to be on my mind now,” Payjack said before returning to work Friday morning. “It’s another human being.”

A woman posted on Facebook that she was riding over the bridge just after 8 a.m. when she saw the body and called police. The post by Maria Morris described it had pink shoes, pink shorts and a black and grey plaid sweater. She posted that it appeared to be an aboriginal woman’s body with long hair.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 25/9/2015 (1480 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Winnipeg police haven’t identified the gender of the body pulled from the Red River this morning but witnesses say it appears to be that of a woman.

"There were pink runners," said Edward Payjack, a construction worker who was on the job nearby when the Winnipeg fire department’s water rescue boat recovered the body east of the Louise Bridge. It appeared to be wearing shorts, he said. It was face-down in the river so he wasn’t 100 per cent sure of the gender, said the rattled father of two.

"It’s always going to be on my mind now," Payjack said before returning to work Friday morning. "It’s another human being."

A woman posted on Facebook that she was riding over the bridge just after 8 a.m. when she saw the body and called police. The post by Maria Morris described it had pink shoes, pink shorts and a black and grey plaid sweater. She posted that it appeared to be an aboriginal woman’s body with long hair.

"My heart aches for the mother as I am one, too."

Police got a call at about 8:15 a.m. about a body in the river, said Const. Eric Hofley. He said he had no further information about the body’s discovery, and couldn’t say whether it was male or female.

Carol Sanders

Carol Sanders
Reporter

Carol Sanders’ reporting on newcomers to Canada has made international headlines, earned national recognition but most importantly it’s shared the local stories of the growing diversity of people calling Manitoba home.

Read full biography

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

History

Updated on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 1:48 PM CDT: Write-through with quotes.

You can comment on most stories on The Winnipeg Free Press website. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

By submitting your comment, you agree to abide by our Community Standards and Moderation Policy. These guidelines were revised effective February 27, 2019. Have a question about our comment forum? Check our frequently asked questions.

Advertisement

Advertise With Us