Manitoba

Tips sought in Winnipeg senior's killing

Winnipeg police renew their appeal for help solving the killing of an elderly woman who was found dead in her car Thursday, almost a week after she disappeared.
Elizabeth Lafantaisie's car was found on Lewis Street just east of Osborne Village on Thursday. ((CBC))
Police released this picture of Elizabeth Lafantasie's car as it was found parked on Lewis Street on Thursday. (Winnipeg Police Service)
Winnipeg police have renewed their appeal for help solving the killing of an elderly woman who was found dead in her car Thursday, almost a week after she disappeared.

The car belonging to Elizabeth Lafantaisie, 73, was found parked near River Avenue and Lewis Street in the Osborne Village area.

Her body was discovered inside the vehicle, said police, who called the death a homicide. The Winnipeg woman hadn't been seen since 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18.

Police said Sunday that they believe whoever was responsible took the car to a car wash between that Friday and the following Tuesday.

They're hoping to glean tips from the public about any suspicious activity at a car wash in this time. They also want to know if anyone saw Lafantaisie's car being parked on the street before it was found.

The car is a four-door blue-grey 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, with licence plate number ERR 153, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

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