Friday, February 25, 2011

Missing Grandma Found Dead

The body of an elderly woman who was reported missing by her family on February 23, has been found.

Winnipeg police confirmed that the body of 73-year-old Elizabeth Lafantaisie was found in the trunk of her own car, a dark green 2006 Grand Prix, on Thursday, February 24.

Lafantaisie was last seen in the Royalwood area on February 18, however her disappearance went unnoticed for a few days, until somebody found her purse and turned it into police on February 21.

Police have no suspects at this time, however they are asking for anybody who may have seen someone acting suspicious and washing a green car at a coin operated car wash on February 18 to come forward with information.

For more information, click here to read Tamera King's article for the Winnipeg Sun.

Photo: Winnipeg Sun

A 25-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged in the first degree murder of Elizabeth Lafantaisie. Thomas Anthony Joseph Brine of Winnipeg was arrested shortly before 8:00 p.m. on February 28 in the River East area.

Brine is also charged with two counts of possession of goods obtained by crime, three counts of assault causing bodily harm, and assault as a result of two outstanding warrants.

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