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Winnipeg Police Service

October 9, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Missing Person – Investigation: R19-56450

The Winnipeg Police Service continues to request the public's assistance with locating a missing 31-year-old female, Miranda BELLE. She was last seen during the evening of Saturday, August 17, 2019, in the Grant Park area of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

BELLE is described as Metis, 5’6” in height, 100lbs, with medium length brown hair and brown eyes.

Investigators with the Winnipeg Police Missing Persons Unit, in collaboration with the Homicide Unit, believe the circumstances around Bell's disappearance are suspicious and that she may have been a victim of foul play.

Police are requesting residents and businesses in and around Winnipeg to check their properties, fields, and outbuildings as well as consider reporting anything suspicious that may have occurred during the evening of Saturday, August 17, 2019.

The Fall season brings a loss of foliage in the woods as well as a significant number of hunters roaming rural areas. Investigators want to remind people to be cognizant of any unusual items they may find. Items that may seem insignificant to the casual observer may have significant relevance to the investigation. If anything suspicious is located, do not touch it or disturb the area around it. Instead, the public is asked to immediately call police.

Investigators have identified a vehicle that may be associated with Miranda’s disappearance. The vehicle is a grey coloured 2012 Dodge Caravan.

(Stock image – not actual suspect vehicle)

Anyone who may have observed a similar vehicle that appeared out of place or acting suspiciously during the evening of Saturday, August 17, 2019 is asked to call investigators.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding her disappearance or whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 986-6250.

Robbery – Arrest: C19-237946

On October 8, 2019, at 9:00 p.m. Winnipeg Police began to receive multiple reports of a violent assault that was occurring in the area of Arlington Street and St. Matthews Avenue. Within two minutes Air1 was able to able to arrive on scene and locate the assault in progress. The flight officer activated the Air1 siren which caused the suspect to halt the assault and run.

Air1 tracked the suspect as he attempted to flee the area and directed ground units to where he was hiding in a yard in the 400 block of Arlington Street. General Patrol officers arrested the suspect without incident.

The victim, a male in his 20’s, was located unconscious. He was transported to hospital in unstable condition but has since been upgraded to stable.

Kyle Arron WOODHOUSE, 25, has been charged with Robbery and Aggravated Assault. He was detained in custody.

Last Update: October 9, 2019

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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