UPDATE – The RCMP investigation of the suspicious death on September 24, 2020, determined an ATV collision had not occurred on Provincial Road 489, where a deceased man was located. Police concluded the death was a result of foul play, and the suspect was Francis Mousseau, 51, from Ebb and Flow First Nation.
Mousseau was in the custody of Manitoba First Nations Police Service for outstanding warrants for Flight from Police Officer and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
RCMP Major Crime Services attended Sandy Bay on September 27, 2020, where Mousseau was arrested and charged for Second Degree Murder in the death of the male.
He remains in custody.
On September 24, 2020, at 2:35 pm, Dauphin RCMP received a report of an all-terrain vehicle collision that occurred on Provincial Road 489, near Provincial Road 271 in the RM of Mountain.
Officers attended and located a 35-year-old male, from Pine Creek First Nation, deceased on scene. The death is considered suspicious.
A 39-year-old female was also located at the scene with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. She was transported to hospital.
Dauphin RCMP along with RCMP Major Crime Services and Dauphin Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate.
The Manitoba RCMP has received several calls from the media asking about a manhunt related to this incident. There is no risk to public safety.
Additional details will be released when available.