RCMP investigating after missing Split Lake man found dead from exposure

RCMP vehicle.

Manitoba RCMP are investigating after the body of a missing First Nations man was found Sunday.

According to a media release, on January 25, at approximately 12:20 pm, Thompson RCMP received a report of a missing man in Split Lake.

Officers were advised that the 32-year-old man, was last seen in the community by a First Nation Safety Officer (FNSO) on January 23. It was reported that the man ran off into the woods when a FNSO attempted to speak with him.

Immediate attempts to find the man in the woods and within the community by the FNSOs were unsuccessful.

On January 26, officers, along with an RCMP Police Dog Services unit, conducted a ground search of the area and found the man deceased.

Although it is suspected the man died from exposure, RCMP say the investigation remains ongoing as they await the autopsy results.

Thompson RCMP along with the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office continue to investigate.