Winnipeg police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for the homicide of 13-year-old Candace Derksen, whose death more than 20 years ago is one of the city's most high-profile and shocking,
Police sources confirmed detectives recently cracked the cold case after DNA collected at the scene of the 1984 slaying matched that of a convicted sex offender who was ordered to submit a sample to a national data bank.
Information about the man and his past conviction or convictions was not available. Police are expected to release more details when they publicly announce the arrest as early as today.
Details about the crime are horrific and disturbing. Someone abducted Candace, bound her hands and feet behind her back with thick rope, and left her to freeze to death in a machinery shed just south of the Nairn Avenue overpass. Her body was found seven weeks later.
Police said ther
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