On June 24, 2020, at approximately 9:30 pm, RCMP officers responded to a report of found human remains near Baker Street, in Portage la Prairie. Investigators with Major Crime Services and Forensic Identification Services attended the scene and worked with the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine that the cause of death was a homicide.
On July 17, 2020, the remains were identified to be 27-year-old, Gerhard Reimer-Wiebe, originally from Steinbach, who was living in Winnipeg at the time.
Investigators have done extensive work on this investigation, have received over 250 tips from the public, and are in the process of examining debris from a location of interest on Alfred Avenue in Winnipeg.
This week, RCMP made two arrests in relation to this incident.
On July 29, 2020, RCMP arrested 29-year-old Kyle Evan Sinkovits of Winnipeg. He was charged with First Degree Murder, Forcible Confinement and Indignity to a Dead Human Body. He was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Winnipeg Provincial Court on July 31, 2020.
On July 30, 2020, RCMP arrested 25-year-old Jonathan Bradley Narvey, of Winnipeg. He was charged with First Degree Murder, Forcible Confinement and Indignity to a Dead Human Body. He was remanded into custody and will be appearing in Winnipeg Provincial Court on Aug 4, 2020.
The investigation is still active and ongoing. Further information is expected to be released in the coming weeks.