Posted on 03/19/2016, 1:00 pm, by mySteinbach

On March 17, 2016, Manitoba RCMP arrested a 15-year-old male youth from Garden Hill First Nation for the murder of 11-year-old Teresa Casandra Robinson.

Teresa’s remains were discovered on May 11, 2015 after she had been reported missing from a residence in Garden Hill.

RCMP Major Crime Services, along with assistance from multiple Units within the organization, conducted a 10-month-long investigation, which included numerous interviews and forensic tests.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Teresa and we hope that this arrest can bring some closure and peace to Teresa’s family and friends,” said S/Sgt. Jared Hall, Officer in Charge of Major Crime Services. “Our hearts go out to the community of Garden Hill First Nation and I want to thank them for their assistance during our investigation.”

“On behalf of the RCMP, I express my condolences to Teresa’s family and to the community of Garden Hill,” said Supt. Paulette Freill, Acting Criminal Operations Officer for the Manitoba RCMP. “The past ten months have been incredibly difficult for them and I commend them for their continued courage and strength.”

On March 18, 2016, the youth was charged with First Degree Murder and remanded into custody. He will not be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.