Teenager charged in South Indian Lake killing

The death of a 28 year-old South Indian Lake resident, whose body was found July 23, has led to a manslaughter charge against an 18-year-old man.

The victim’s body was found close to the South Indian Lake, a day after he was reported missing. The RCMP has not released the victim’s name, but he has been identified elsewhere as Mark Dumas.

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Vernon Robert Baker is charged with manslaughter and was scheduled to appear in court in Thompson on July 27.

Dumas was a fishing guide for the Big Sand Lake Lodge on O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation, northwest of Thompson, and had been working there seasonally for about 10 years.

The Thompson RCMP Major Crime Unit as well as Forensic Identification Services, and RCMP from Winnipeg are assisting Leaf Rapids RCMP in the investigation. 

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