Canadian Man Charged in Rebecca Contois’s Murder Accused of 3 More Killings

In 2019, a woman Mr. Skibicki was married to requested a protection order against him. In court filings, she alleges a pattern of abuse in their relationship, including that he monitored her phone use, prevented her from leaving his apartment, forced her to She took the drug at night and engaged in “non-consensual sex.”

Mr Skibicki appeared before a Winnipeg court on Friday, wearing a gray T-shirt with torn trim and matching gray pants. His head is shaved and has a long unkempt beard.

Mr. Skibicki’s attorney, Leonard Tailleur, said in an email that his client would “admit to all charges and look forward to a trial at some point in the future.”

Police believe 24-year-old Contois was the last woman killed. Her remains were found on May 16 in a trash can behind an apartment building in Winnipeg. Mr. Skibicki was arrested two days later.

Another woman, Morgan Beatrice Harris, 39, was killed around May 1, and a third, Marcedes Myran, 26, was killed around May 4, authorities said. Both victims were from the Long Plain First Nation, a reserve about 55 miles west of Winnipeg, and both had previously been reported missing to police.

The fourth, unidentified victim is believed to be in her 20s and the first woman to go missing. Police have released an image of a black coat that resembles the one she was wearing at the time of her disappearance, in an attempt to gather information from the public about who she might be.

“As a city, we must all grieve their loss and recognize that we have much more to do, much more to do to protect the lives of indigenous women and girls, ” Scott Gillingham, the mayor of Winnipeg, told reporters on Thursday.


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