A man from Manitoba, who was with his son when he stumbled across the remains of Grandmother Winnipeg, Telma Kruhl last month, says he hopes the discovery will close the Krul family.
Marcel Trudeau and his son found the hunting on October 27 in a forest area near Chemin Perrin Road, east of Highway 12 and north of Highway 1, in the rural Tahoe, southeast of Winnipeg.
Not far from the place where Trudo lives in St. Anne, Man. But that's a remote area, he said. The brush is dense enough, he assumes it will prevent most people from getting out of the driveways.
He approached the darkness when Truddo said his son shot a deer and the couple thought he would hit her. They broke up to check.
"I flew into a small area and he flew to another area," Trudo said. "And then he cried out from my name, said:" I found something. ""
They found the remains of Krul. They were a little scared, Trudo said, so they left, marking the trees while they were going to be able to return the police to the area, about 45 meters from the road.
They went to St. Anne police, who called her in RCMP from Steinbach, about 15 kilometers away. The RCMP headed for Trudeau's home and took them to the area he marked.
"In the end we found it, and then the CCPR called a police station in Winnipeg, I suppose, and they left one of their cruisers there."
Search engines from all around Winnipeg
On Thursday, Vinipeg police confirmed that the DNA testing identified the remains as members of Telma Kruhl, who was 57 when she disappeared more than three years ago.
When Trudo learned that the police had identified him, he said that he meant her family.
"I just thought about the family … and that they would find out, that they found out that it was her, and finally was the closing of everything.
Baba Winnipeg disappeared on July 11, 2015, after she left her home in the Grasi Boulevard to go for a walk. She was training for raising the West Coast track in British Columbia.
Police believe that after Krul left her home on Saturday morning, she went to the construction park near the Kildon East Collegium at around 8 am, where she was involved in violence and was forcibly taken away.
Robert Kruhl, her husband, asked for privacy on Thursday. He said he hoped the discovery would lead to justice.
Following the disappearance of Telma Kruhl, her family and friends were conducting searches involving hundreds of people from Winnipeg, many who never knew her.
One of them was Bill McCausland. He never met with Krul, but said he felt compelled to help searching for her when he saw social media posts from her daughter asking for help.
"I learned, basically, that he is a very energetic, very beautiful person," he told Krul. "After all these search parties, I came across several friends now, who brought us together."
McCausland said his efforts to help find Krul made him engage in the search for other missing persons in Winnipeg.
"It was how Telma made me go looking, and there are other people who have disappeared, such as Christine Wood. So I joined these search pages," he said.
"I want to continue to do this. I hope many other people have not disappeared."
Police require information
At a news conference on Thursday, police at Vignegg Sgt. Ves Rommel said that the site where the remains of Krul found – about 50km southeast from where it was last seen in Winnipeg – is probably a known part of the province for its killer.
Trud said that the area is not where many people travel. The nearest house is about a mile and a half away, he said. You can drive there, but the road is gravel before turning to dirt.
"As you drive, it's a lot of prairie with nothing around, and suddenly you will reach these areas where it becomes forested and relaxed," said Romel on Thursday. "I think it's a very important piece".
The police also believe that Krul's killer was familiar with the area of Winnipeg where she disappeared – the person could have lived or worked there or there was some other reason to be there.
At a news conference in 2016, police said they received advice on the possible appearance of Krul, who appeared in trouble, with a man near a gas station near Kimberley Avenue and Gate Gate on the morning after its disappearance.
At that time they published a sketch of a man, described as five feet, eight inches and 270 pounds with a hairstyle.
On Thursday, Rommel said the suspect remains an "important part of the investigation," but police are now considering "external opportunities".
Police asked anyone who lived in the Gardens Valley area in July 2015 to reach inspectors with any information they might have.
They also ask those who live around the area where the remains of Krul are found to contact them about something dubious that can be recalled from the summer of 2015 or any other information that could help researchers.
The police murder unit continues to investigate.
Each of the informants should call the police at 204-986-6508 or criminals of 204-786-TIPS (8477).