Manitoba

Report of abandoned van leads police to body of missing man

A man was found dead in the water after he was seen walking away from his vehicle on a closed section of highway outside the southern Manitoba town of Morris.

Steven Froese, 25, found dead in the water Sunday in southern Manitoba

Steven Froese, 25, was found dead in the water near Highway 23, close to Morris, Man. (Submitted by RCMP)

A man missing since Wednesday night was found dead Sunday in the water near Highway 23, west of Morris, according to RCMP.

Steven Froese, 25, was last seen walking away from his vehicle on a closed section of highway outside the southern Manitoba town.

Police were called around 11:35 p.m. on Wednesday about an abandoned van on Highway 23, about two kilometres west of Morris.

The highway was closed due to overland flooding.

Froese's Ford Windstar van was found in about a foot of water on the highway and was still running with the doors open, RCMP spokesperson Paul Manaigre said in an email.

Froese was last seen walking east away from his vehicle.

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