Man arrested after 3 children, 2 women found dead in different locations

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A 29-year old man was arrested Sunday in Canada after the bodies of three children, burned in a car, and two women were found dead in different locations, police said.

"It is believed that the adult male in custody and all five deceased individuals are known to each other," a Royal Canadian Mounted Police statement said.

The events took place on Sunday morning in the vicinity of the small town of Carman, home to 2,800 people, in central Manitoba province.

A woman's body was first found along a road Sunday morning.

Several hours later the burning vehicle with the three children, who died on the spot, was found.

Investigators found the body of a second woman in a home shortly after, the statement said.

"As a parent, I simply can't imagine the enormity of your loss," Inspector Tim Arseneault of RCMP major crime services said at a news conference Sunday, according to the CBC. "The community of Carman and surrounding areas will also be grieving as they have lost some of their youngest residents in such a tragic way."

Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew sent condolences in a post on social media.

Sending comfort and strength to the families and community of Carman during this challenging time of loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by this tragedy.

— Wab Kinew (@WabKinew) February 12, 2024

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