- Three children and two women were found dead on Sunday in Manitoba, Canada.
- The unidentified suspect, 29, was arrested at the location where the children were discovered.
- Authorities believe the five unidentified victims knew each other and were from the Carman, Canada area.
A serial killer was arrested after Canadian police linked him to five bodies found in three different locations.
The unidentified 29-year-old suspect was arrested Sunday morning after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police linked him to the deaths of three children and two women in Manitoba, a province in Canada.
The first victim found Sunday was a woman whose body was abandoned in a ditch on the side of a road.
Three children were then found inside a charred car on the side of a road, where police arrested the suspect. A witness pulled the children from the car, but they died from their injuries.
They then found a woman in a home in Carman, a small town in Manitoba. Authorities believe the five unidentified victims knew each other and were from the Carman area.
“It’s a little overwhelming to realize that something like this could happen in this community,” said Carman Mayor Brent Owen. CBC.
The first victim, a woman, was found in a ditch on the side of Highway 3 between Carman and Winkler around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
Tim Arseneault of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s major criminal services said Sunday that the suspect has not been formally charged.
The first woman was found after police responded to a hit-and-run on Highway 3 between Carman and Winkler around 7:30 a.m. Her body was found in a ditch and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Around 10:00 a.m., police responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 48 after a witness managed to pull three children from the charred car. All the children were then declared dead.
“As a father, I simply cannot imagine the enormity of his loss,” Arseneault said.
“The community of Carman and the surrounding area will also be mourning as they have lost some of their youngest residents in such a tragic way.”
Trent Lepine, a St. Eustache resident, told CBC he witnessed the car burning on the side of the road while taking his 10-year-old daughter to skating lessons around 9:20 a.m.
At first, Lepine thought the car was broken down, but when he returned about an hour later he saw that the road was blocked by police cars and ambulances.
‘I didn’t stop because, yes, I had my daughter with me. But also, like I said, we always see broken down vehicles,” Lepine said. “People always brake to one side.”
He added that when he initially drove past the vehicle, it was not on fire and he thought it had been abandoned.
“It’s shocking, especially in a small town like this,” Lepine said.
As the investigation continued, another woman was found dead in a home in Carman. It is unclear how each victim died or when she died.
Three children were found inside a charred car around 10:00 a.m. on Highway 48 after a witness managed to get them out of the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene and the suspect was arrested there.
The fifth victim, another woman, was found inside a house in Carman, a small town in the province of Manitoba.
Wab Kinew, Manitoba’s premier, sent his online condolences to the grieving community.
“Sending comfort and strength to the Carman families and community during this difficult time of loss,” he said on X.
“Our deepest condolences go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.”
Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham also posted a heartfelt message on the platform, saying he was “shocked and saddened” by the news. Winnipeg is a nearby city in Manitoba.
‘My deepest condolences to the community and families affected by this tragedy,’ he added.
Arseneault said the man in custody is the only suspect connected to the horrific case and there is no risk to public safety.