Mounties have confirmed some of the movements of an Indian migrant family who froze to death near the U.S.-Canadian border earlier this year, but say they are still unsure how they made it to Manitoba.
The bodies of the family of four, which included a husband, wife and their two children, were found in January near Emerson, Man., just metres from the U.S. border.
RCMP say they have determined the family arrived in Toronto on Jan. 12 and were picked up at the airport by a private vehicle.
While in the city, they stayed in private accommodation and hotels, and used ride-share apps to travel between the places they were staying.
Investigators believe the family left Toronto shortly before their bodies were discovered on Jan. 19, but say they still do not know how they travelled from the city to Emerson.
Mounties believe the family’s travels from India to Canada, as well as their attempt to cross the border, were part of a larger human smuggling network.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 21, 2022.