RCMP on hunt for suspect in homicide of Clifford Joseph

RCMP is on the hunt for a Manitoba man considered armed and dangerous who is now a suspect in the homicide of 40-year-old Clifford Joseph.

Eric Paul Wildman, 34, from the RM of St. Clements was charged earlier Monday after officers recovered his vehicle Friday and searched it Sunday, where they found firearms, police tactical equipment, patches and other items resembling police clothing.

Police issued a statement late Monday night saying extensive efforts were underway to take him safely into custody. RCMP say he may have access to more firearms and police items.

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He’s been charged with Unsafe Transportation of a Firearm as well as the Possession of a Prohibited Device without a License.

Joseph was last seen leaving his home around 3:30 a.m. June 7. His truck was found abandoned in a rural area off Road 44 East later that day and his disappearance was considered suspicious.

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Police are asking Manitobans not to approach Wildman and to call a tip-line (431-489-8551) if there is any information.

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