Remains located in Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation in August identified as Bud Paul

RCMP have confirmed the remains located in Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation on August 11th are those of Bud Paul, 56, who was reported missing August 7, 2020. Investigators have been piecing together Bud’s last days alive and how his body ended up hidden in deep brush in Roseau River. 

  • Police said Bud Paul was last seen alive on August 1st at an MLCC store with two individuals.
  • On August 10th Bud’s burned car was discovered on Queen Street in Winnipeg.
  • August 11th Police located Bud’s remains in Roseau River.

Police believe the people responsible for the murder of Bud Paul continued to access the victim’s bank account and use his cell phone after his death. 

Bud Paul

Anyone with information regarding the woman involved with the burned vehicle or Bud’s whereabouts between August 1-10, or any other information related to this investigation, please call the tip line at 431-489-8551.

Update December 25th
RCMP Major Crime Services investigators arrested a previously identified 36-year-old female suspect for the homicide of Bud Paul.

The female was arrested in Winnipeg on December 20th and taken to RCMP HQ for questioning. She was released on December 21, 2020, without charges.

Police say said she remains a suspect in the death of Bud Paul. The investigation is ongoing and no further details can be provided at this time.

Update September 1st 2022
RCMP said between January 2021 and July 2022, investigators conducted multiple interviews and followed-up on all tips received by the public. Forensic evidence was also examined by the RCMP laboratory in Ottawa as well as a laboratory in the United States.

Through the use of the forensic evidence, tips from the public and statements taken from witnesses, Aaron Mousseau a 41-year-old male from Winnipeg was identified as being responsible for the murder of Bud Paul. On August 30, 2022, Aaron Mousseau, was arrested and charged with first Degree Murder.

The 2020 Manitoba Homicide Victim List is available here.

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