RCMP Say Manitoba Homicide Suspect Arrested in Ontario

By The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
June 18, 2021 Updated: June 18, 2021

RCMP say a man wanted for a homicide in Manitoba has been arrested near Belleville, Ont.

A statement from the RCMP says Eric Wildman was taken into custody early today by the Ontario Provincial Police.

The 34-year-old is a suspect in the homicide of a neighbour, 40-year-old Clifford Joseph.

Joseph has been missing since June 7, when he was last leaving his home in St. Clements, north of Winnipeg.

RCMP later found his truck abandoned in a rural area and investigators have said there is evidence he was the victim of a homicide.

Mounties had warned that Wildman could have clothing and gear resembling that used by police.

Officers had found police tactical equipment, patches and other items resembling officer uniforms when they searched Wildman’s vehicle.

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