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18 Hours 25 Minutes – Police Working Two Unrelated Killings

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In the time it took for 18 hours and 25 minutes to elapse, the WPS Homicide Unit found themselves working two unrelated homicide cases.

December 20, 2016 @ 4.35 A.M.

On December 20, 2016 at 4:35 a.m., Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Belmont Avenue regarding a “check the well-being” call.

Information received indicated an individual may have sustained life-threatening injuries.

Upon arrival, police located a deceased adult male with multiple injuries indicative of foul play.

Police subsequently identified the victim as Edward Lee Dyck (55) of Winnipeg.

Police advised the victim and a 2nd man both rented rooms at the crime scene.

On December 17, 2016, the men became involved in an argument that escalated to the point the victim sustained serious injuries that proved fatal.  The suspect is alleged to have moved the deceased to a detached garage where he was located by police three days later.

On December 20, 2016, police arrested and charged Dale Gregory Hilderman (51) of Winnipeg with 2nd degree murder.

Hilderman was remanded into custody.

December 20, 2016 @ 11:00 P.M.

On December 20, 2016 at 11:00 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a stabbing incident that occurred in the 400 block of Kennedy Street.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with serious injuries consistent with a stabbing.

The victim was transported to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

Notification of next of kin and results of the autopsy are pending.

Members of the Homicide Unit continue to investigate.

Insider Commentary;

The man killed in the latest attack is the 24th reported homicide victim in Winnipeg this year.

Police have solved all but five (5) cases – solvency rate = 79%.

In 2015, Winnipeg investigated a total of 23 homicides.

Of those 23 homicides, two (2) cases remain unsolved – solvency rate = 91%.

2016 Homicides – Manner of Death

  • Blunt Force – 11
  • Stabbing – 6
  • Shooting – 5
  • Arson – 2

Victim Demographics

  • Male – 19
  • Female – 5

2015 Homicides – Manner of Death

  • Blunt Force – 9
  • Stabbing – 7
  • Shooting – 5
  • Vehicular Assault – 1
  • Not Reported – 1

Victim Demographics

  • Male – 17
  • Female – 5
  • Infant – Female – 1

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