Family murdered 'beautiful souls'

The Canadian Press – | History: 472121

A mother, her three young children, including a two-month-old daughter, and a teenage family member killed in Manitoba are being remembered as beautiful souls.

An obituary identified the victims as Amanda Clearwater, her children, Bethany, Jayven and Isabella Manoakeesick, and her niece Myah-Lee Gratton.

Family and friends have also been sharing the family's stories on social media, calling their deaths tragic, unimaginable and a horrible nightmare.

Their bodies were found Sunday at several crime scenes in and around the town of Carman, southwest of Winnipeg.

Clearwater's common-law partner, who is the children's father, was arrested the same day.

Ryan Howard Manoakeesick, 29, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder.