File Number: 104200158
RCMP are seeking information regarding the murder of 56-year-old Bud Paul, who was last seen on August 1, 2020, at the MLCC store in Neepawa, Manitoba.
On August 11, 2020, the body of Paul was discovered near Roseau River First Nation.
Paul was last seen in the company of two individuals and may have traveled with these individuals from Neepawa to Dauphin in his red Chevrolet Trax with Manitoba
license plate KHE 314.
RCMP are requesting any information regarding the whereabouts of Paul as well as the two people pictured below between August 1, 2020 and August 11, 2020.
Police are also interested in information anyone may have regarding Paul's vehicle between those dates.
A vehicle was later found destroyed near Polo Park mall in Winnipeg.
Manitoba RCMP said that a burned vehicle found in the 200 block of Queen Street belonged to Bud Paul.
Manitoba RCMP are looking to identify this woman
Police published an image of a woman they hope to speak with, saying they believe she and another man jumped in a taxi after abandoning the vehicle.
The stepdaughter of Bud Paul wants whoever is responsible for his death brought to justice.
"What happened to him? How did this happen?" are a couple of questions that ran through Sabrina Clarke's mind when she found out Wednesday Bud Paul's death is now being investigated as a homicide.
"We just want answers."
Officers said Paul worked for a furniture company in Winnipeg
where Clarke said her stepdad was well-liked.
"That's where he met my mom," said Clarke, noting Paul had been living on his own since her mom died four years ago.
Clarke, who now lives in Alberta, said while they haven't seen each other much in recent years due to distance Paul was "Grandpa Bud" to her children.
"He was a very mild-mannered, sweet man," said Clarke. "He had a really big heart. He was funny."
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the RCMP Major Crime Unit at 431-489-8551 or Crime Stoppers.