Monday afternoon in Winnipeg 3, possibly 4 infant remains were discovered in a U-Haul storage unit. When the unknown owner (assumed to be a woman) of the unit did not continue paying for the storage space, U-Haul employees were forced to open it and made the horrific discovery. U-Haul President Razmin Mansoub stated,
“U-Haul is deeply shocked and saddened by this discovery.”
Police indicate that the bodies were found in various decomposition states and it is difficult to determine how many bodies were inside the unit. Autopsies have been scheduled to determine how many infants were in the unit as well as their ages.
“My understanding though is we’re discussing very young infants, certainly not children, newborns of a very young age.”
Depending on how decomposed the bodies are, it may be difficult to determine the cause of death. Police stated that this may not be murder as the children could have been stillborn and then left in the unit. At this time there is one suspect being spoken to by police but they have not released a name.
“Until autopsies have been completed and whether it is found that someone has deliberately caused the death of one or all of these infants, that remains to be seen. It’s just too early in this investigation to say what’s transpired here.”
If murder is not the cause of death, charges can still be made, as it is still illegal to harbor human remains.
Photo via Lindsay Tsuji/CBC
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