Police on the time stated they weren’t ruling out extra victims. On Thursday, they stated Skibicki is now charged with first-degree homicide in three different deaths in the identical quick interval within the spring.
Police stated Morgan Beatrice Harris, 39, and Marcedes Myran, 26, had been killed within the first week of Might. Each ladies lived in Winnipeg and had been members of Lengthy Plain First Nation.
Police stated a fourth lady, unidentified however believed to be Indigenous, is assumed to have been killed on or about final March 15. They launched a photograph of a jacket much like one she had been carrying.
“It’s at all times unsettling each time there may be any form of a serial killing,” Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth stated. “It does contain Indigenous ladies. We’re very delicate to the entire lacking and murdered Indigenous ladies investigation and inquiry and the suggestions that got here out of that.”
Police launched few particulars about their investigation, however stated they haven’t any results in every other potential victims.
“I don’t know in the event that they had been particularly being focused, however clearly the victims on this are all indigenous ladies,” Smyth stated.
Smyth stated authorities haven’t discovered the our bodies of the opposite three victims however stated they’ve sufficient proof to cost Skibicki with first diploma homicide.
He declined to launch additional particulars as a result of the investigation continues to be underway.
“We have now rather more work to do to guard the lives of Indigenous ladies and women,” Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham stated.
“Proper now there are far too many individuals experiencing homeless, habit and poverty and that places him in weak positions.”