Police say there may be more victims associated with their investigation into partial human remains found at an apartment building in North Kildonan on Monday.
Police have identified the victim as Rebecca Contois, 24, they said at a news conference on Thursday.
Jeremy Anthony Micheal Skibicki, 35, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder. He remains in custody, police said.
Investigators are also searching the Brady Road landfill just south of Winnipeg, where they have identified what they called a “potential scene.”
“Police resources will be focusing on this for quite some time,” Const. Rob Carver said.
Earlier this week, a forensic team looked through garbage bins behind the Mar Joy Apartments on Edison Avenue between Henderson Highway and Arby Bay.
Police didn’t say where Contois was killed, but described where she was found as a “horrifically grisly scene.”
Carver said Contois and Skibicki knew each other, but would not give further details.
Skibicki was arrested at his home, which is close to the scene on Edison Avenue, police said.
Winnipeg police family support and resource advocate Angie Tuesday spoke at the news conference Thursday, saying she had been in touch with the victim’s family but they had asked for privacy.
“They are going through an intense period of grieving right now,” Tuesday said.
“This is traumatic. It is very troubling news, obviously, for them.”