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ST VITAL MAN KILLED IN FIRST MURDER OF 2014

WPS PIO CONSTABLE JASON MICHALYSHEN (PHOTO JGJ)
WPS PIO CONSTABLE JASON MICHALYSHEN (PHOTO JGJ)

On January 3, 2014 members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a suite located in the 200 block of Fernwood Ave regarding the report of a deceased male.

Upon arrival, Police located the body of a man identified as Keith George McFee (69) who appeared to have suffered upper body injuries.

Police indicate foul play was involved in the death.

The cause of death has yet to be reported as autopsy results are pending.

No arrests have been made in the incident.

INSIDER COMMENTARY:

At this point it’s not clear if McFee was killed in the latter part of 2013 or in the New Year.  Media reports indicate his neighbours hadn’t seen him since Boxing Day.

FACTOIDS:

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

  • 2013 – Jan 24
  • 2012 – Jan 12
  • 2011 – Jan 6 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
  • 2010 – Mar 30
  • 2009 – Jan 11
  • 2008 – Jan 2
  • 2007 – Jan 16
  • 2006 – Jan 1
  • 2005 – Feb 5
  • 2004 – Feb 1 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides 100% solvency)

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