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Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« on: December 27, 2007, 11:52:08 PM »
Missing woman may not be aware of urgent family situation~ Mon, September 10, 2007
Winnipeg police believe she may be in Edmonton area.The public is being asked to help Winnipeg police locate a missing 37-year-old woman who may be unaware of an urgent family situation. Today, police put out another plea for information to find Myrna Letandre because her mother is critically ill. Cops released details March 5 about her disappearance but she has not been located.
Letandre has acquaintances in Alberta and British Columbia and she may have left the province to visit them, police said.
She was last seen Oct. 5, 2006, near Memorial Boulevard in Winnipeg?s downtown.
Letandre is described as aboriginal, 5-foot-3, and 95 pounds. She has brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair. She has a large surgery scar on her back and walks with leg braces or a cane.


Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the missing persons unit at 1-204-986-6250 or non-emergency line at 1-204-986-6222.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/09/10/4484662.html


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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 01:49:44 PM »
a truly sad ending.  Wonder if the mom did servive when she was so ill when Myrna was first reported missing.  Certainly not the ending it appears the family were expecting.

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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 08:55:10 PM »
Many thanks  to the RCMP for their Program DEVOTED. They do converse with each other from Province to Province, and via the RCMP in BC, the Manitoba RCMP got a tip that led to the finding of Myrna.

She was found in Winnipeg.

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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 05:13:57 AM »
I just watched a news video about the discovery of Myrna's body in a rooming house. 

Taking from Researchguru's Reply #1..."The stunning development comes following a grisly homicide case on a tiny British Columbia island which revealed new information about the cold case mystery".....well, in the video it says they charged some guy with murdering his wife, and they used to live in the house where Myrna was discovered.......hmmmm
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I hope the RCMP and the Native communities can work together and really come up with answers, there is far too many murders/disappearances to solve.   And far too many killers walking around.

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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 08:20:26 PM »
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Woman's murder off Vancouver Island linked to Winnipeg cold case: Report
 
By Sarah Petrescu, Victoria Times Colonist May 10, 2013

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Woman+murder+Vancouver+Island+linked+Winnipeg+cold+case+Report/8367098/story.html


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Reports connect Winnipeg probe to B.C. murder case
 
 By Susan Lazaruk, The Province May 10, 2013

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Reports+connect+Winnipeg+probe+murder+case/8363954/story.html

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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 10:27:18 PM »
It always makes me raise an eyebrow when a recent murder links back to events from an earlier time and other missing people. Cold cases are just waiting for someone to put the pieces together. Canada is pretty protective of individual rights and to name a suspect prior to charges is almost made a sin here. Yet, just look at what one finds if a name can be spoken of and links searched out. Andrew Paul Johnston and his proximity to Kimberly McAndrew for instance. Now they search his brothers homestead. Here another prime example.

Yet publicity does not seem to be metted out uniformly. Dick Oland for instance, they name the man's son as the prime suspect sans charges, but then look at say Katherine Mary Herbert B.C. . They won't name the suspect in the little girls murder although he was a known convicted rapist who's girlfriend lived at the same house as the victim.. etc.. Katherine's mother fears being sued if she should even mention the name. I can't help thinking that all it may take in cases like that is to make the name known and search the connections that arise. As found here..

Sadly, many a victim must wait for a killer to strike again and get caught before the name that can solve their murder can be publicised.

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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2014, 02:26:30 PM »
Myrna Letandre homicide: Traigo Andretti charged in 2006 caseGuilty plea refused in cold-case homicide
Judge urges defendant to get lawyer
By: Mike McIntyre - Winnipeg Free Press
Posted: 06/24/2014 1:00 AM


Manitoba justice officials are refusing to accept a guilty plea from a man accused of a notorious cold-case homicide -- just weeks after he was arrested by a joint task force probing cases of slain and missing aboriginal women.

Traigo Andretti, 38, appeared in a Winnipeg courtroom Monday charged with second-degree murder. He allegedly killed Myrna Letandre in September 2006, then buried her body inside a Point Douglas rooming house. The remains weren't discovered until May 2013 and Andretti wasn't arrested until earlier this month following a lengthy investigation by Project Devote members from the RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service.
"I'm aware of all the evidence the prosecution has and I plead guilty to all charges," Andretti told court. The soft-spoken man was brought into the hearing in shackles, escorted by two sheriff's officers, while wearing a navy polo shirt and faded blue jeans. He was sporting a long, scraggly beard.
Crown attorney Sheila Leinburd said Andretti has refused to speak with a lawyer and is choosing to represent himself. A Legal Aid representative tried to meet with him in prison last week but was turned away. The same lawyer, Gary Robinson, then tried to speak with Andretti before court Monday at the downtown Law Courts but had no success.

"It's advisable for him to have counsel. But clearly the court can't force him to do so," said Leinburd.
Provincial court Judge Lee Ann Martin pleaded with Andretti to change his mind. He repeatedly shook his head and muttered "No", saying he will plead guilty and be dealt with on his own terms.

"That's not going to be happening today," said Martin. She ordered a month-long adjournment to give Andretti one more chance to change his mind, along with time to go over a large volume of evidence the Crown will now forward to him.
Andretti insisted his decision is final and said he will again attempt to plead guilty when he returns to court July 28. However, because it is a murder charge the case would have to be heard in Court of Queen's Bench.

The bizarre scene was witnessed by more than a dozen members of Letandre's family, who packed into the tiny courtroom unsure of what was going on. Many of them began crying as Andretti arrived in the room, then admitted responsibility for the slaying.
They left the courthouse following a meeting with Leinburd and declined to comment.
Letandre was 37 when she vanished without a trace. Her name was added to the list of 28 missing and murdered Manitoba women being investigated by Project Devote in 2009.

Police got a major break in the case after Andretti -- a former Winnipeg resident -- was arrested in British Columbia in May 2013 and accused of killing and dismembering his wife, Jennifer McPherson, on a West Coast island only days earlier.
While questioning Andretti about that homicide, B.C. investigators received information about the Letandre case that was forwarded to their Manitoba colleagues. That triggered an extensive search of a Lorne Avenue home in Point Douglas, where Letandre's remains were discovered.
Andretti pleaded guilty in April to first-degree murder in McPherson's death. He acted as his own lawyer in that case and was given an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Project Devote investigators then moved in to complete their investigation of Letandre's death. Andretti was arrested in a B.C. prison and transferred to Manitoba earlier this month to deal with the charge.

Police say Andretti, who also goes by the name Dylan Harold Grubb, had contact with Letandre while they were living in Winnipeg. One source described it as an informal relationship.

RCMP previously stated they believe Letandre may have briefly lived at the Lorne Avenue home where her remains were found, although they wouldn't disclose whether it was with Andretti.

Andretti, who has a form of autism, had previously raised concerns to police and justice officials because he often failed to take his prescription medication. However, no request was made on Monday for any type of psychiatric assessment.
Andretti and McPherson lived at the Lorne Avenue home where Letandre was found before moving west more than five years ago. Family members of McPherson say she met Andretti through a dating website shortly before leaving Manitoba.

Police discovered McPherson's remains scattered on a remote island near Alert Bay, off the east coast of Vancouver Island, last spring. The couple had been living on Hanson Island as caretakers of a remote fishing resort called the Pacific Outback Resort.

   
   

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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2014, 02:45:08 PM »
Convicted killer laughs in court while attempting to plead guilty in second case as he tried to plead guilty to second-degree murder Monday.

Traigo Andretti is already serving a life-sentence for killing and dismembering his wife in British Columbia. He was charged in the Winnipeg murder while in jail in British Columbia, and was brought back to the Manitoba capital in June to face charges of killing Myrna Letandre in 2006.


Mr. Andretti, 38, tried to plead guilty last month, but he was given a month to reconsider hiring a lawyer.

By Staff  The Canadian Press - Oct 01, 2014


Traigo Andretti tried for a third time to plead guilty to killing Myrna Letandre in Winnipeg in 2006.Accused killer finally allowed to plead guiltywww.mikeoncrime.com

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Traigo Andretti changes mind, pleads not guilty in Myrna Letandre death

The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 08, 2014 10:19 AM CT Last Updated: Oct 08, 2014 10:19 AM CT



A man who has repeatedly tried to plead guilty to killing a Manitoba woman eight years ago has changed his mind.

Traigo Andretti is pleading not guilty to the killing of Myrna Letandre in 2006 and is heading to trial without a lawyer.

He has tried to plead guilty before various judges in Manitoba but, when he was formally given the chance to enter a plea on Monday, Andretti pleaded not guilty.

Andretti was asked again Wednesday if he stands by that not guilty plea and he said yes.

His pre-trial hearing is set for Oct. 30.





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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2014, 03:02:34 PM »
Oh my God - unbelievable.  This man who is described as having autism, is running our court system,

Talk about the courts "leaning backwards to abide by fairness" - this takes the cake in my opinion.

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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2014, 03:20:12 PM »
Oh, I know JellyBean. This is unbelievable. He can plead guilty to FIRST in British Columbia but they aren't having it in Manitoba? Did his condition get worse over the last year? The cases are only a year and a half apart. What a fiasco. He's already in jail, who cares if he wants to plead guilty. I don't. Lock him up.

I grind my teeth every time I read about this case. I cannot image what this must be doing to the family, what an ordeal. I sincerely wish them well and hope this ends ASAP.
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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2014, 03:24:34 PM »
Are some of these articles also posted elsewhere? They seem familiar to me.

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Re: Myrna Letandre | Missing | Winnipeg | Oct. 5, 2006
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2014, 04:35:02 PM »
Hi Deb.  I remember a case of a woman found in a rooming house on this site somewhere, and I believe it was in Winnipeg.  I cannot locate it. "A woman's remains in a rooming house in Winnipeg sounds very familiar."
At times these threads are hard to keep track of.

JB