The Manitoba RCMP says they have found the remains of a man whose alleged homicide led to a chase that ended in gunfire with police earlier this summer.
Tuesday afternoon, police said human remains found July 18 in Stead, Man., Are confirmed to be Clifford Joseph, the 40-year-old father who disappeared in the June 7 area.
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The RCMP has previously said they investigated Joseph’s disappearance as a homicide, and have identified 34-year-old Eric Wildman as their suspect.
Wildman led police on a more than week-long chase that ended in his arrest at a home outside Belleville, Ont., On June 18th.
Manitoba suspect in homicide arrested in Ontario
Ontario police say they were met with gunfire when officers moved in to arrest Wildman, although no injuries were reported.
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Before he was captured, the Manitoba RCMP warned the public that officers found police tactical equipment, patches and other items resembling the officer’s uniforms as they searched his truck.
The Manitoba chase ends with gunfire, arrest of Eric Wildman in Ontario
They also found a significant number of firearms and ammunition in the truck, they said.
Wildman faces charges of firearms as well as charges of attempted murder in Ontario.
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Manitoba police said Tuesday that no arrests have been made in connection with Joseph’s disappearance and no charges have been filed.
Wildman is the main suspect, the Manitoba RCMP said after Joseph was not seen again after leaving his home north of Winnipeg on June 7.
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His vehicle was found abandoned later that day.
The Manitoba RCMP has not said how Joseph was killed or how investigators believe Wildman is linked to his death.
Timeline: Clifford Joseph’s disappearance and search for Eric Wildman
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