Barb Desjarlais learns fate of missing mother in MMIW case through DNA test

DNA tests have confirmed that the remains of a woman found in the Red River in Winnipeg three years ago belong to Audrey Desjarlais, providing some long-awaited closure in a case of a missing indigenous woman.

Her identity was determined only after a CBC investigation prompted police to finally respond to the daughter's plea for a DNA test.

Barb Desjarlais long suspected the unidentified woman was her mother. She learned the results Thursday morning, when authorities arrived at her Regina home with the news… Read more