Police seek driver for possible lead in Winnipeg woman's homicide

Winnipeg police think they have a potential new lead in the death of a Winnipeg woman who disappeared exactly four years ago and was later found dead.

Const. Jay Murray says police are hoping to find the driver of a gold-coloured four-door sedan who may have seen Thelma Krull on July 11, 2015 — the morning she left her home to go for a walk.

Murray says police don't have a description of the driver — or even know if the driver was from Winnipeg — but believe the sedan was a Honda, Toyota or some other import from the 2005 to 2010 model years.

Murray says the vehicle is not believed to be connected to a suspect previously described as Indigenous, in his 40s and weighing about 270 pounds.

He says the vehicle driver may have seen something of importance to the investigation and may not be aware of it.

Krull's disappearance prompted a large search effort and her remains were found by a hunter last October in a wooded area outside Winnipeg.

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