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Winnipeg police believe body in bin is teen missing since hockey party

Cooper Nemeth, 17, is shown in a photo from the Facebook page "Cooper Nemeth - In Memory." Police in Winnipeg say they believe the body of a missing Winnipeg teen has been found in a bin not far from where he was last seen, and a man now faces a murder charge.
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February 21, 2016 - 4:30 PM

WINNIPEG - Police in Winnipeg say they believe the body of a missing Winnipeg teen has been found in a bin not far from where he was last seen, and a man now faces a murder charge.

Cooper Nemeth, 17, hadn't been seen since he left a team hockey party last weekend but police think remains that were found in a sheltered part of a property on Saturday night are his.

Deputy chief Danny Smyth said at a news conference that the property is not where investigators believe Nemeth was killed.

Rather, Smyth said police believe he was killed elsewhere and his body was moved there.

Smyth said it's believed the crime was drug-related, but wouldn't give further details.

Nicholas Bell-Wright, 22, of Winnipeg, was arrested Sunday morning and faces a charge of second-degree murder.

Police say the official identity of the body will be made by the medical examiner's office later this week.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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