A body discovered in a backyard in Winnipeg is believed to be a victim of the mysterious wood chips epidemic that swept across the city in 2016.
A body was found in a garden shed on June 14 in the city’s west end.
The cause of death is not yet known, but police said it could be from the wood chips.
Wood chips are a popular food item that have caused some food-related deaths in Canada.
People in Winnipeg say they often get a taste of wood chips and feel sick to their stomachs.
“I don’t think I’ve ever eaten wood chips,” said Sarah Dickson.
She said she is also afraid of the wood.
There are rumours online that people are eating wood chips to protect themselves from the Wood Chip Fever virus.
Dickson said she has been in contact with some local businesses that sell wood chips online.
I can’t even eat it.
She said she feels unsafe, even though she has no reason to be.
Some people in Winnipeg believe they are being poisoned.
Margo Ketchum said she and her husband used to sell wood chip products to their customers in Winnipeg and they were getting sick of them.
We didn’t know about it until it happened to us,” Ketchums said.
Ketchums and her family said they were concerned about the wood chip craze and decided to stop selling them.”
They were selling it to us in the summer of 2017,” Katchums said, adding that she and the other owners of the store are now in a food co-op to protect the livelihoods of other local residents.
Police are investigating the death of a man found dead in a home on June 13.
Investigators said they found a body inside a home in the 400 block of St. George Avenue, near the intersection of Bay and Bloor Streets.
Family members said the man was a former business partner of the deceased.