RCMP arrest man in death of northern Manitoba girl
RCMP say they have arrested a man in the 2013 death of a girl who was brutally slain and left on a snowy trail in Gods Lake Narrows, Man.
Earlier this month Mounties issued a plea on social media for tips about 15-year-old Leah Anderson.
Staff-Sgt. Todd Doyle says major crime unit investigators arrested a 23-year-old man Wednesday in the remote community 550 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.
The man has not been charged and his name has not been released.
Anderson’s body was in such bad shape that it was initially thought she had been attacked by wolves or dogs, but eventually investigators concluded she had been viciously beaten.
RCMP asked volunteers to submit DNA samples, conducted interviews and even did lie detector tests, and one by one the suspects were ruled out.
Earlier this month police said they had narrowed down the remaining suspects and determined that the killer was a male and known to Anderson.