Investigators expand search for missing Winnipeg man

The Winnipeg Police Service is branching out on its search for Winnipeg man, Eduardo Balaquit outside city limits.

Police assisted by community groups and Balaquit‘s friends and family will search in and around Arborg, about an hour north of Winnipeg.

Investigators with the homicide unit believe that Balaquit was the victim of a crime.

Search near Arborg

Sgt. Randy Antonio is with Winnipeg Police Search and Rescue.

He said there are about 15 people searching an area south of Arborg, including volunteers and members with the RCMP.

Antonio said this is the first day the group has been out in the area.

He said searchers are looking in places where someone could conceal evidence, places like farmyards and treed areas.

He said it‘s important people wanting to help the search stay back for now, because the group doesn’t want to retrace foot prints unnecessarily.

Balaquit‘s last known whereabouts

Balaquit was last spotted around the 300 block of Keewatin Street on the night on Monday, June 4.

He was last seen wearing a black zip-up sweater, black pants and black shoes.

Police are asking the public to check their properties and outbuildings and to report anything suspicious.

Anyone with information is asked to the Winnipeg Police Service homicide unit at or Crimestoppers at.