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June 3, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Serious Motor Vehicle Collision – C17-119520

On June 3, 2017, at approximately 1:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a hit and run incident involving a pedestrian in the area of Elgin Avenue and Gertie Street.

Upon arrival, a 15-year-old female was located and transported to hospital in unstable condition where she remains.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Central Traffic Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6271 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Homicide Investigation - Christine Wood: C16-174340

On June 1, 2017, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to a report of human remains in the Springfield, Manitoba area.

It has since been determined that the remains are those of Christine Wood.

As previously released:

On April 7, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit arrested Brett Ronald Overby, 30-years-old of Winnipeg, and charged him with Second Degree Murder in the homicide of Christine Wood.

Christine went missing in Winnipeg, on the evening of August 19, 2016 and the Winnipeg Police Missing Persons Unit entered into an investigation.   

On January 2017, members of the Missing Persons Unit began collaborating with Homicide investigators.

On March 21, 2017, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 300 block of Burrows Avenue. Brett Overby was arrested at that time and charged with an unrelated offence. The Forensic Identification Unit remained at this location for several days gathering evidence.

On April 7, 2017, a charge of Second Degree Murder was authorized by the Crown Attorney's office.


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