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The Manitoba RCMP has turned it’s Twitter social media account profiles into a plea for help in solving the murder of Leah Anderson.
The body of the 15-year-old from Gods Lake Narrows in Northern Manitoba was found on a snowmobile trail on January 6, 2013, two days after she was last seen.
On Tuesday, RCMP also released new information, photographs and messages related to her murder.
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 18, 2017
RCMP says Anderson left her home with her skates on the night of January 4, 2013. According to the information provided, somewhere between her door and the arena, she met her killer.
“He brutally beat her and left her dead on a snowmobile/walking trail,” said a post on the RMCP Manitoba Facebook page. The popular, funny girl with so much potential was gone.
“Not only was the community dealing with the grief of losing Leah, they had to come to terms with the brutal manner of her death and the fact that in their isolated community, where the ice road in and out was closed, the killer was still there” the post continued
Several suspects came to the forefront right away but one by one they have been ruled out through DNA testing and polygraph tests.
The RCMP said it has now made significant advancements in the investigation and has narrowed down the remaining suspects and determined that the killer was a male and known to Anderson.
Police said they are aggressively following up on the final aspects of the investigation so officers can move forward into a position where an arrest can be made.
The RCMP are asking the community to come together to provide any new information that could help conclude the investigation.