Female's body parts found at Manitoba First Nation
RCMP investigating homicide
RCMP are investigating what appears to be a gruesome case on Manitoba's Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation after parts of a female's body were found in two locations.
The Mounties said they were called Saturday morning to assist the Dakota Ojibway Police Service in their investigation of the death of a female.
A large area has been sealed off at Sandy Bay First Nation, on the west side of Lake Winnipeg.
Police have not released the name or age of the victim, nor have they released a cause of death, but the RCMP's major crimes unit and forensic identification services are handling the investigation.
Two families who spoke to CBC said parts of the victim's body were found in two places.
But Laura Mousseau, who lives close to the crime scene, said investigators have so far told neighbours little about what happened.
"Just outside, there's cops all over," she said. "Oh my God, there were maybe 20 since this morning. They're still outside since this morning when I got up, 9 o'clock. They didn't tell me nothing. I asked what was going on and they said, 'We can't say'."
Earlier this month, there was another tragedy at a First Nation community in Alberta.
A gun was fired in the middle of the night at a house in the Samson Cree First Nation in Hobbema, killing a five-year-old boy who was inside sleeping.