Human remains found in Oakbank area: Springfield police

Police were observed in a field off of Oakwood Road Monday night.

A police investigation was underway in an Oakbank area field Monday night after police said human remains had been found in the area.  

On Monday evening in a post on Facebook, Springfield Police Service announced the discovery, adding that Springfield police, along with Oakbank RCMP and Forensic Identification Services were investigating.

Monday night, CTV Winnipeg observed officers in a field along Oakwood Road 64 N near Oakbank Christian Church. A treed area had been cordoned off with police tape. A railway runs through the area and a Canadian Pacific Police vehicle was also on the scene.  

Manitoba RCMP confirmed officers received a report of the remains around 11:20 a.m. on Monday, noting they were found near a CP rail line.

Mounties noted that officers with the Springfield police, CP police and RCMP were on site throughout Monday afternoon and evening searching the area. RCMP added that this included officers with their forensic identification services, as well as search and rescue.

RCMP said the investigation is ongoing and will take some time because an autopsy of the remains will need to be conducted.

 -with files from CTV's Devon McKendrick and Kayla Rosen.