RCMP suspect woman’s death is homicide

Victim found at Portage la Prairie

RCMP continue to investigate human remains found in Portage la Prairie as a Homicide.

Over three months ago, on Sept. 3, human remains were located near Cottonwood Drive, in the RM of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The remains were identified as 36-year-old Tamara Benoit (Norman), and her death is being investigated as a homicide.

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Tamara Benoit was reported missing five months ago, on July 10, from Winnipeg. Through the investigation, it was learned she was last seen in the Portage la Prairie area on May 23.

Police are looking for the assistance of the public in locating and speaking with anyone who may have been with or seen Tamara prior to her death. Police know Tamara was a passenger in a black Dodge Ram truck, as seen in the attached photo, and are interested in speaking with the driver and any other occupants of the truck.

If anyone has any information that would assist police with this investigation, or on the occupants of the Black Dodge Ram truck, please contact the RCMP tip line at 1-888-673-3316 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or use the secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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