Man charged with second-degree murder in Pukatawagan homicide was employed as RCMP detachment guard

Manitoba RCMP said June 30 that a man has been arrested in connection with a body found in the woods near Pukatawagan on June 26.

August Thunder Caribou, 22, of Pukatawagan was arrested June 29 and charged with second-degree murder for the death of the 22-year-old woman whose body was found in the woods. He was scheduled to appear in provincial court in The Pas June 30.

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RCMP said Caribou began working as a guard at the Pukatawagan RCMP detachment June 5. He was employed by the Corps of Commissionaires and responsible for monitoring prisoners being held in detachment cells. He last worked a shift at the detachment June 20.  The information about his employment at the detachment was shared in the interest of transparency and not because there is any link between his employment, the victim and the charge laid against him, said the RCMP.

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