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Details Scant in 2nd Homicide of Year

WPS PIO CST JASON MICHALYSHEN (PHOTO JGJ)

Police have released few details regarding the 2nd murder recorded in the City of Winnipeg in 2017.

On January 19, 2017, at approximately 11:50 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Sherbrook Street to check the well-being of an individual at that location.

Upon arrival, police located a deceased adult male.

The victim has been identified as Trenton Jeffrey Balonyk (38).

Police have not released any information regarding cause of death or potential suspects.

Police are asking anyone with information that may assist the investigation to call investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Factoids

In 2016, the WPS investigated a total 24 homicide cases and solved all but 4 cases – solvency rate = 83.33%.

In 2016, the 2nd homicide case of the year was recorded on January 12.

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