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Manitoba RCMP make arrest in murder of Leah Anderson

Leah-Anderson-1500-x-800Dennis Ward
APTN National News

One week after releasing new information on social media about the murder of Leah Anderson, the Manitoba RCMP says it has made an arrest in the case.

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 Wednesday, a 23-year-old male in the community of Gods Lake Narrows was arrested in relation to the death of Anderson.

No charges have been laid so the name of the man has not been released.

Last Tuesday, RCMP released photographs, messages and new information.


The RCMP said last week it had 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.

Staff Sgt. Todd Doyle of RCMP Major Crime Services said the arrest is “significant.”

“Investigators have been working since January 6, 2013, to get justice for Leah. She was a young girl with a bright future, which was violently stolen from her. This is far from over, but this is a good day.”

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5 Responses to “Manitoba RCMP make arrest in murder of Leah Anderson”

    Vern July 27, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

    Praying for justice and closure for the family to Creator God!… He still answers. A’HO

    Ivan July 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

    My condolences. I seen this last week. So sad. Rest in peace to the the young girl. Let justice take place. Hope the guy rots in hell. So true this is the reason we have so many mmiw. Sick people are allowed to roam in our communities. Criminals walk about intimidating our people. Assaulting and abusing. Hope the person gets life with no parole. May he get the treatment he deserves for eternity.

    Patricia July 26, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

    What is sad that First Nations kill our own people out of jealousy, disfunctional life styles but never apologized for that stolen life! Time to address the issues of creating healthy parenting??? To many youth die because we fail o take action!

      Pearl July 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm #

      S true, Patricia

      Hazel July 27, 2017 at 3:37 am #

      I’m glad she will have justice ..RIP Leah ..and my prayers for the family and the community .