Remains of missing Wabasca woman found in Manitoba; man charged

Leader staff

On June 27 68-year-old Grant Arthur Sneesby of Gladstone, Manitoba was arrested and charged in Edmonton in relation to the murder of Gloria Gladue.

Gladue was reported missing from Wabasca, Alta on November 17, 2015. She was last seen entering a residence in the Wabasca area on October 10, 2015.

According to a CBC news report Gladue’s family has spent the last two-and-a-half years searching for her. They did interviews with local and national news outlets, held candlelight vigils and attended events for missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Gladue’s remains were recovered in rural Manitoba on June 17, 2018, by the RCMP.

On June 26, 2018, a Winnipeg Medical Examiner positively identified her.

Sneesby has been charged with 2nd-degree murder and offering an indignity to Gladue’s remains.

Sneesby was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Desmarais Provincial Court on July 12, 2018.

The investigation was conducted by the RCMP “K” Division’s Serious Crimes Branch, the Historical Homicide Unit, working with the Desmarais RCMP Detachment and the RCMP “D” Division’s Major Crimes Unit and the Forensic Identification Section.

RCMP have said they will provide no further information, as this matter is now before the courts.

Gloria Gladue

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