Mounties charge teen in homicide of Manitoba Metis woman found dead last fall

WINNIPEG — Manitoba RCMP have charged a 16-year-old boy with second-degree murder in the death of a Metis woman.

The remains of Tamara (Norman) Benoit, who was 36, were discovered in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie west of Winnipeg on Sept. 3.

She had been reported missing to Winnipeg police on July 10.

Two other people were charged with second-degree in January.

RCMP say the youth was also arrested at that time but was only charged this week.

Police have said Benoit was a much-loved mother who was researching her Metis background and history before she died.

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