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Murdered Indigenous woman left in landfill among Shine the Light honourees – Blackburn News Windsor

October 20, 2023

A woman with fire in her heart and the soul of a UFC boxer.

That’s how Cambria Harris remembers her mother Morgan. The 39-year-old from Long Plain First Nation was one of four women murdered by a suspected serial killer and dumped in a landfill north of Winnipeg in the spring of 2022. More than a year later her remains are still buried in the sprawling garbage dump as police maintain it’s not “operationally feasible” to search for them.

Morgan’s story and tragic end were front and centre at the launch of the London Abused Women’s Centre’s (LAWC) annual Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Campaign on Friday. She, along with domestic abuse survivor Renée Kowalchuk, are this year’s campaign honourees.

“My mom, Morgan Harris, was a mother of five. She gave birth to me at the age of 18,” Cambria, who flew from Manitoba to London for the launch, told a packed room at LAWC’s headquarters on York Street. “My mom loved to sing. Her favourite song was ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ by Savage Garden. She sang that in love of her kids.”

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