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RCMP release new pictures of murder suspect who entered Canada illegally


WINNIPEG, Man. —

Manitoba RCMP is providing new photos of Derek Whisenand, a 27-year-old who they believe illegally crossed into Canada during the week of June 24.

He is currently wanted in Texas for murder and is also the subject of a warrant for arrest in Canada. He is believed to have crossed illegally into Canada near Haskett, Man., before travelling to Winnipeg and possibly eastern Canada.

The new photos show Whisenand without a full goatee, the pentagram tattoo on his lower left wrist, and the large mixed breed dog he is believed to be travelling with, possibly a mix of a German Shepherd and pit bull or boxer, brindle in color.

“We would like to thank the public for the numerous tips that have been received so far” said Cpl. Julie Courchaine of the Manitoba RCMP. “We hope that these new photos will help generate additional information that will lead to his arrest.”

Whisenand is described as white, six-feet tall, 230 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair. He may be armed and is considered dangerous, and is not to be approached.

Anyone with information is asked to immediately call 911 or the RCMP Integrated Border Enforcement Team at 204-324-9177 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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