RCMP say they are close to solving a homicide case, and can now confirm the remains of a man located in southern Manitoba are those of a Winnipeg man at the centre of a missing person investigation since August.
Bud Paul was a 56-year-old male from Winnipeg reported missing to the Winnipeg Police Service on August 7, 2020.
Investigators with the RCMP, Winnipeg Police Service, and Manitoba First Nations Police Service have been piecing together Bud’s last days alive and determining how his body ended up hidden in deep brush in Roseau River. A timeline has been developed that is critically important to the investigation:
- August 1 – Bud was seen with two individuals at an MLCC store – the last time he was seen alive
- August 10 – Bud’s burned car was discovered on Queen Street in Winnipeg
- August 11 – Bud’s body was located in Roseau River
- October 13 – RCMP investigators were back at the scene in Roseau River conducting an additional evidence search
Investigators believe that those responsible for the murder of Paul continued to access his bank account and use his cell phone after his death. RCMP say they can also now disclose that the male who parked the vehicle prior to it being burned also discarded evidence in a nearby garbage bin.
Police are still looking to identify the woman who was present when the vehicle was parked. "Finding her and speaking with her is essential to this investigation," the RCMP says.
"We are very close to solving this homicide, and need public assistance to put these last few pieces of the investigation together."
If anyone has any information as to the identity of the woman involved with the burned vehicle or Bud’s whereabouts between August 1-10, or any other information related to this investigation, please call the tip line at 431-489-8551.
Human remains found in Roseau River on Aug. 11 identified as missing 56yo Wpg man Bud Paul. Now being investigated as a homicide #rcmpmb still looking to identify woman associated w burned vehicle. Also want info on Bud’s or the vehicle’s whereabouts bet’n Aug 1-10. 431-489-8551 pic.twitter.com/CNndboZh1U— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) October 14, 2020