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Bernadette Smith wants Red River dredged in Winnipeg for bodies of missing, murdered women
The sister of a woman who went missing in 2008 wants the Red River dredged to search for the bodies of missing and murdered women.
“We need to do that to make sure that none of our people are in that river,” said Bernadette Smith, whose sister Claudette Osborne went missing at age 21. “I mean, who knows? We could bring someone’s loved one home.”
Smith said she would rather see the river dredged than have a national inquiry, but Winnipeg police have refused to do it.
“We know that Tina Fontaine’s body is not the first that’s been found in the river. There’s been a couple of other women whose parts of their body have been found,” she said. “How much more evidence do you need than to find bodies in the river? Like, it’s time to dredge that river.”
Osborne went missing six years ago and Smith is still looking for answers.
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