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HOMICIDE UNIT WORKING OSBORNE STREET BRIDGE MURDER

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On January 24, 2014, at approximately 11:30 pm, members of the Winnipeg Police Service were dispatched to the area of the Osborne Street Bridge regarding the report of an assault.

On arrival Officers found two (2) injured adult males who were both transported to Hospital in critical condition.  One of the victims has since succumbed to his injuries.

Police did not release information regarding the identity of the deceased male.

The investigation is in the early stages and no further information was released.

Member of the Homicide Unit continue to investigate.

INSIDER COMMENTARY:

This is the second murder recorded in Winnipeg in 2014.

On January 19, 2014, members of the WPS responded to a residence in the 200 block of Andrews Street and subsequently found the body of Justin Desmarais (24).  Media reports indicated Desmarais had been stabbed multiple times.

The case remains unsolved.

FACTOIDS:

Previous dates when Winnipeg recorded the second Homicide of the year:

  • 2013 – Feb 15
  • 2012 – Jan 23
  • 2011 – Jan 15 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
  • 2010 – Mar 27
  • 2009 – Jan 18
  • 2008 – Jan 4
  • 2007 – Jan 17
  • 2006 – Jan 6
  • 2005 – March 5
  • 2004 – Feb 14 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides 100% solvency)

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