Thelma Krull, age 57, disappeared on July 11, 2015. She left her home that day to go for a hike and had planned to pick up a birthday cake for her grandson later on.
Police believe she was involved in an altercation and forcibly taken away, at Civic Park near Kildonan East Collegiate.
Investigators think Krull was taken into a nearby residence, building or vehicle.
Police believe the killer was familiar with that area of Winnipeg — the person might live or work there, or had some other reason to be there.
Police and volunteers searched the area but found little to no help – surveillance footage captured a brief shot of Krull walking near her home, and her glasses were discovered near a community centre.
3 years later, Thelma Krull’s remains were found southeast of Winnipeg by a hunter in a wooded area near Chemin Perrin Road, east of Highway 12 and north of Highway 1
Police believe she was killed by one person, and investigators have no reason to believe she knew that person.
Investigators identified a suspect, a heavy-set man with a bowl-shaped haircut, but there have been no arrests.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).