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Police Seeking Pair in North End Homicide

WPS Public Information Officer Constable Jay Murray

On Friday, September 28, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release identifying two suspects in a recent north end homicide.

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Pritchard Ave regarding a “check the well-being call.”

Upon arrival, officers located the body of a man who had been violently assaulted.

Police identified the deceased as Jason Peter John James (40) of Winnipeg.

James is the 13th reported homicide victim in Winnipeg this year.

At the time of the original press release, police indicated they were working to identify suspects but no arrests had been made.

That changed today.

Police now say homicide investigators have identified the following two men as prime suspects in the case;

Suspect #1:

Michael Anthony Caribou (28) (WPS Handout)

Caribou is described as an Indigenous male, 28 years of age with black hair and brown eyes. He’s approximately 5’9″ tall and weighs around 140 pounds.

Suspect #2:

Faron Alexander Spence (39) (WPS Handout)

Spence is described as an Indigenous man, 39 years of age with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5’8″ tall and weighs around 140 pounds.

Police indicate both men are wanted for 2nd-degree murder.

If located, they are not to be approached.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to call 911.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit.

Anyone with additional information that may assist investigators is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


2018 Homicide Statistics

Stabbings continue to dominate the manner of death in Winnipeg homicide cases;

Victims

  • Male – 12
  • Female – 3

Cause of Death

  • Stabbing – 7
  • Blunt Force – 5
  • Shooting – 2
  • Not Disclosed – 1

Winnipeg Police Homicide Detectives have investigated a total of 15 homicide cases so far this year.

All but two of the cases have been solved.

Solvency rate = 87%.

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