Edmonton police say they are looking into the background of a man accused of killing three women in Winnipeg.
Staff Sgt. Gerard MacNeil of Project Kare _ a special police unit investigating missing and murdered people in the drug and sex trade in Alberta _ says they are looking to see if Shawn Cameron Lamb could be connected to any unsolved cases.
Lamb, who is 52, is charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of Tanya Nepinak, 31, Lorna Blacksmith, 18, and Carolyn Sinclair, 25, all who were reported missing between September 2011 and January 2012.
Sinclair and Blacksmith's bodies have been found, but Nepinak's remains have not been located.
According to court documents, Lamb has been convicted nearly 100 times for crimes ranging from sexual assault to robbery and fraud, and has served time in four provinces over the past 30 years.
MacNeil says officers will focus on cases between 1989 and 1997, the years Lamb lived in Alberta, adding Lamb was convicted of a sexual assault in the Slave Lake area during that time. (CTV Winnipeg, The Canadian Press)