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Story of Cherisse Houle

Cherisse Diane Marie Houle, 17, had plans to change her lifestyle to raise her 18-month-old son in a healthy environment. She was reported missing on May 25, 2009.


Her body was found by a construction crew working near Sturgeon Creek in Rodder, Man., on July 1, 2009. Project Devote, a task force dedicated to investigating missing and murdered persons cases in Manitoba, took over Houle’s case.


Her family gathered at the steps of the Manitoba Legislature to ask the new provincial government for support, in 2016. In October 2017, the Houle family spoke at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry in Winnipeg.