Winnipeg police identify woman’s remains found near Red River

Jana Noella Williams. (Photo supplied by WPS)

Winnipeg police have identified a woman whose remains were discovered near the Red River in the city’s North End last week.

On March 4, at around 6:00 p.m., police responded to Main Street and Alfred Avenue for a report that possible human remains had been found in the area. Upon arrival, officers confirmed the remains were that of a deceased person.

The deceased has been identified as Jana Noella Williams, 29-years-old, of Winnipeg.

Members of the homicide unit at the scene on Friday after human remains were found near the Red River. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Members of the homicide unit are asking the public for their help with establishing Jana’s whereabouts over the last two weeks and they are wanting speak with anyone that she had recently spent time with.

Const. Jay Murray said police believe Jana was transient during that period and that people within the homeless community may have information.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call the Homicide Unit 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.