Barrel body identified as missing 22-year-old
An autopsy has revealed the identity of a body found wrapped in plastic and stuffed in a barrel near Lac du Bonnet.
RCMP say the barrel contained the remains of 22-year-old Chad Randall Davis. Davis had gone missing from Winnipeg's downtown area in February.
Sixty-nine-year-old George Knight says he and a friend found the barrel on the river shore in the community of Fishers Grove near Lac Du Bonnet.
When they opened it they found a man's body wrapped in thick plastic.
"After the lid came off there was just a stench like you wouldn't believe," he told CTV News. "All I could see was a pair of brown jeans and a belt."
Knight immediatly called police. RCMP are ruling Davis's death a homicide - their major crimes unit is investigating.
Knight says Davis's mother called to thank him for making the discovery Friday morning.