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Wanted Texas murderer still loose in Canada after crossing into the country illegally

Whisenand is believed to have walked into Canada on or around June 24 after abandoning his vehicle in Walhalla, North Dakota.

A man wanted in Texas for being a suspect in a homicide was last spotted in Winnipeg.

Derek Whisenand, 27, is sought in relation to the murder of Eastland, Texas resident Burton Duane Sanborn. 

Police officers found the 78-year-old man dead in his home after suffering “severe trauma to the head.” 

Whisenand is believed to have walked into Canada on or around June 24 after abandoning his vehicle in Walhalla, North Dakota. 

RCMP officers have tracked Whisenand’s movements to Winnipeg, where he was seen in front of a Junior’s restaurant on St. Mary’s Rd. Prior to that, police identified him at a Walmart in nearby Winkler, Man. 

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Border authorities have struggled with keeping track of those who make illegitimate asylum claims or are ordered for deportation because of a criminal history. 

CBSA has called for more government resources to deal with the issue, particularly around the non-official borders crossings leading into Quebec at Roxham Road. 

In May 2019, it was reported that authorities lost track of around 400 dangerous Mexican cartel members currently in Canada, including a number of drug traffickers and hitmen. 

The RCMP describe Whisenand as having a pentagram tattoo on his left wrist and a black goatee. Police believe that he’s travelling with a mixed breed German Shepherd-pitbull or boxer dog. 

Those with information about his whereabouts are asked to contact the RCMP Integrated Border Enforcement Team at 204-324-9121 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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