"Thinking about the family": The man who found Thelma Krulli's hope hopes to close

The man Manitoba, who was with his son when they encountered the remains of Miss Winnipeg grandmother Thelma Krull last month, says he hopes that the finding will bring the closure of the Krulla family.

Marcel Trudeau and his son made a finding on hunting on October 27 in a forested area near Chemin Perrin Road, east of Highway 12 and north of Highway 1, in the rural village of Taché, southeast of Winnipeg.

It's not far from the place where Trudeau lives in Ste. Anne, man, but it's a remote area, he said. The brush is strong enough, assuming it prevents most people from deviating from the paths.

When Trudeau said his son had fired at the deer, he approached the darkness, and a few thought he would hit him. They parted to check.

"I took a small area and went to another area," said Trudeau. "And then he cried out my name, and said," I found something. ""

Trudeau and his son called trees like this when leaving the remains to later bring the police. (Gary Solilak / CBC)

The remains of Krulla were found. They were a little scared, Trudeau said, so they left and tagged the trees as they walked in to bring the cops back to the area, about 45 meters from the road.

They went to Ste. Anne police, who called the RCMP from Steinbach, about 15 miles away. RCMP headed into Trudeau's house and took them to the area he had designated.

"We finally found it, and then the RCMP called a police station in Winnipeg, I think they left one of their cruisers there."

They were looking all over Winnipeg

On Thursday, the Winnipeg police organization confirmed that DNA testing identified remains as belonging to Thelma Krull, who was 57 when she disappeared more than three years ago.

When Trudeau learned that the police had identified her, he said he thought of his family.

"I was just thinking about the family … and they find out that it's her, and it's all over.

Thelma Krull, 57, seen here in an undated photo, disappeared on July 11, 2015 after she went on a walk in the Valley Gardens. (Sent)

Winnipeg grandmother disappeared on July 11, 2015 after leaving her home in the Grassie Boulevard area to go for a walk. She was training on a trip to the West Coast Trail in British Columbia.

The police believe that, after Krull left her home, she walked around Civic Park on Saturday morning around the Kildonan East Collegiate at about eight o'clock in the morning, where she was involved in a riot and was forcibly taken.

Robert Krull, her husband, asked for privacy on Thursday. He said he hoped the finding would lead to justice.

Winnipeg police issued maps of areas in Civic Park and the neighborhood, where two people were seen on the day that Thelma Krull disappeared. (Winnipeg Police Service)

When Thelma Krull vanished, her family and friends conducted searches that included hundreds of people from all over Winnipeg, many of them who never knew it.

One of them was Bill McCausland. He did not meet Krule but said he feels forced to help her find herself by seeing social media contributions from her daughter asking for help.

"I learned in essence that he is a very energetic, very kind person," he said to Krulla. "After all these search parties, I came across a few friends who brought us here."

McCausland said his efforts to help our Krulli led him to engage in the search for other missing people in Winnipeg.

"It was like Thelma made me go and look for someone else who had disappeared, like Christine Wood, so I joined the search parties," he said.

"I'd like to continue doing that, I just hope many other people will not disappear."

Police ask for information

At a press conference on Thursday, Winnipeg Police Sgt. Wes Rommel said the place where the remains of Krulla were found, about 50 miles southeast of where it was last seen in Winnipeg, is probably a well-known part of the province as a murderer.

Trudeau said the area is not somewhere where many people travel. The nearest house is about a mile and a half away, he said. You can ride there, but the road is gravel before you get into the dirt.

"When you ride, it's a lot of prairies with nothing and you suddenly get into those areas where it will become forested and deserted," Rommel said on Thursday. "I think it's a very significant piece."

The police also believe that Krull's killer was familiar with the Winnipeg area where he had disappeared-a person could live or work there or had some other reason to be there.

At a press conference in 2016, the police said she had received a hint about a possible sight of Krulla, who appeared in need, with a man near a gas station near Kimberly Avenue and Gateway Road in the morning of her disappearance.

At that time they gave a sketch of the man who was described as five feet, eight inches and 270 pounds with a haircut.

On Thursday, Rommel said the suspect remained "an important part of the investigation," but the police are now considering "external possibilities."

Trudeau said the area where he and his son found Krullova remains was about 45 meters from the road, in a distant area with a dense brush. (Gary Solilak / CBC)

The police will ask anyone who lived in the Valley Gardens area in July 2015 to address the investigators with all the information they might have.

They also ask those who live in an area where Krulli's remains were believed to be encountering something suspicious of what they might recall from the summer of 2015, or other information that could help investigators .

A police unit of killing continues the investigation.

Anyone who has the information is asked to call the police at 204-986-6508 or the Crime Representation at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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