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POLICE WORKING ST BONIFACE MURDER – Woman 20th Homicide Victim of Year

WPS Public Information Officer Cst Jason Michalyshyn (Photo JGJ)
WPS Public Information Officer Cst Jason Michalyshyn (Photo JGJ)

Member of the WPS Homicide Unit are busy working the twentieth (20th) homicide case of the year.

On Friday, October 30, 2015, at approximately 8:40 am, Police responded to the 500 block of Marion Street where the body of a forty-nine (49) year old woman was located in a lane-way.

The victim’s identity has not been disclosed and no arrests have been made.

The cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.

Police indicate the woman was “associated to” an address in the area where she was found and they were not aware of any potential “risk” the incident presents to the public.

Police spokesman Constable Jason Michalyshen urged the public to report anything they may have witnessed in the area the morning of the killing.

In a news conference Michalyshen said, “Things we hear, things we see that don’t seem out of the ordinary at the time but in retrospect now, hearing that police are engaged in an investigation in that area, some red flags might be going off in our minds now as we sit down for supper and we start watching the news.  The smallest piece of information can certainly advance any investigation.”

Anyone with information regarding the ongoing investigation is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers 204-786-TIPS (8477).

INSIDER COMMENTARY:

The unidentified victim murdered in this incident represents the 4th killing of a woman in Winnipeg this year.

The incident represents the 3rd homicide recorded in the month of October this year.

In 2014, a total of nine (9) women were killed in Winnipeg homicides.

In 2014, only one (1) homicide case was recorded in Winnipeg during the month of October.

Winnipeg recorded a total of twenty-five (25) homicides in both 2013 & 2014.

FACTOIDS:

Previous dates when Winnipeg recorded the 20th homicide of the year…

2014 – Oct 26
2013 – Oct 31
2012 – Aug 26
2011 – July 16 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
2010 – Oct 23
2009 – Sept 12
2008 – Aug 3
2007 – Sept 15
2006 – Dec 21
2005 – Sept 30
2004 – Sept 15 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides) (100% solvency)

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