Autopsy to identify Ste. Anne remains

The discovery of human remains has led to speculation in the rural municipality of Ste. Anne that the find may be linked to the disappearance of a Winnipeg woman 22 years ago.

The discovery of human remains has led to speculation in the rural municipality of Ste. Anne that the find may be linked to the disappearance of a Winnipeg woman 22 years ago.

A dog uncovered a human skull there late last week. Officers from the major crimes unit in Winnipeg are investigating, combing the area for more evidence.

Local reeve Art Bergmann said some residents in the community wonder if the remains could belong to Christine Jack — a mother of two who disappeared from her St. Vital home in December of 1988. "Speculation in the community is that this may be linked with a fairly extensive search that occurred some two decades ago," said Bergmann. "There was some thinking that the remains may have been in that area."

Police searched the Ste. Anne area in 1988 after someone reported seeing a vehicle similar to one driven by Jack's husband the night of Christine's disappearance.

Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Brian Jack was charged with his wife's murder but he walked free following three high profile trials. Christine Jack has never been found.

A post mortem was being conducted on the remains Monday.