Bones found on the bank of the Red River

WINNIPEG – Bones have been found on the bank of the Red River just hours before a group plans to drag the river in search of evidence for missing and murdered aboriginal women.

The discovery was made Tuesday evening, according to police.

It`s unclear at this point whether the bones are human.

Bernadette Smith, whose sister Claudette Osborne went missing in 2008, is one of the organizers of the drag.

The group thinks the answers could be lying at the bottom of the Red and possibly be uncovered by a team of volunteers

The decision to search the river was made after 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled from the Red near the Alexander Docks in August.

Police refuse to comment on how Fontaine died or whether they are close to making an arrest in the case.

The drag is expected to start Wednesday evening.

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Global News Winnipeg: Bones found on the bank of the Red River

Bones found on the bank of the Red River