Long Plain First Nation man charged with second-degree murder in death of Tamara Benoit

Tamara Lee Benoit, 36, also went by the name Tamara Lee Norman. (Photo: Supplied/RCMP)

Manitoba RCMP have arrested and charged a man from Long Plain First Nation in connection with the death of a missing Metis woman.

Tamara Benoit (Norman), 36, was reported missing to the Winnipeg Police Service on July 10, 2020. She was last seen in the Portage la Prairie and Long Plain First Nation area on May 23, according to a media release.

On September 3, the Manitoba First Nation Police Service located human remains near Cottonwood Drive in the rural municipality of Portage la Prairie. The remains were those of Tamara.

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On January 5, 2021, a 15-year-old boy from Winnipeg was arrested and released without charges.

The next day, Ryan Peters, 37, from Long Plain First Nation, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Peters remains in custody.

Global News reports, Peters is also Tamara’s long-time partner and they have children together.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing and further arrests are anticipated.