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SUSPECT CHARGED IN VIOLENT 2013 DOUBLE MURDER

CRIME SCENE (PHOTO JGJ)
CRIME SCENE (PHOTO JGJ)

On September 4, 2013 at approximately 7:50 am, members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a suite at 210 Chestnut Street regarding the discovery of two (2) deceased occupants.

Police subsequently reported the victims were identified as Unice Ophelia Crow (19) and Trevor James Sinclair (31).  Both victims were killed as a result of suffering stab wounds to the upper body.

Investigators confirmed family members last had contact with the victims on Thursday, August 29, 2013.  

On February 10, 2014, the WPS Public Information Office provided a media release advising Police have arrested a suspect in the case who was identified as Jeffrey James Kionke (44) of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Police report Kionke was arrested by members of the Regina Police Service on February 5, 2014 on the strength of an arrest warrant for second degree murder.  He has since been transported to Winnipeg and was detained at the Provincial Remand Center.

Media accounts report Kionke was a resident in the rooming house where the homicides occurred.

Kionke is listed as “Kelowna’s Most Wanted” on a Crime Stoppers page that indicates he is wanted on a Province wide warrant as of November 10, 2010.  Crime Stoppers indicates Kionke was wanted for one (1) count of theft under $5,000 and three (3) counts of breach of probation.

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In 2013, the Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit investigated  a total of twenty-five (25) Homicides.  Only one (1) case remains unsolved, hence a solvency rate of 96%.  Methods used in these killings varied and were reported as follows:

  • Stabbing                12
  • Blunt Force            7
  • Shooting                 4
  • Drowning               2

RELATED LINKS:

THE POLICE INSIDER “Police Rule Out Murder / Suicide in Wolseley Killings”

THE POLICE INSIDER “Police Confirm Double Murder in Wolseley”

THE POLICE INSIDER “Wolseley Shocker – Gardens, Sidewalk Chalk & Double Murder?”

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5 Comments

  1. James G Jewell

    Bud,

    That’s a great question.

    The answer would require mapping out a timeline to detail a chronology of events.

    It could be he somehow managed to evade police and avoid arrest…

    Some offenders can be very elusive..

    Thank you for commenting.

  2. I met this guy in Winnipeg after he responded to a job ad I place online. When I googled his name, I found out about him being on Kelowna’s most wanted list. I reported this to crime stoppers. They had all of his contact info to find and arrest him. And now I see he has been convicted of murdering 2 people. Why was he not arrested after my crime stoppers call?

  3. thanks for current info I often wondered what happened too him…..he was a pretty sketchy guy

  4. Sandra;

    I made a few phone calls and had his record checked….

    It seems there is no disposition as of yet.

    It could be he is yet to be sentenced!

    I’ll stay on top of it and let you know when I find out.

    Thank you for reading.

  5. so what actually happened to kionke ?? has he been sentenced yet ?? I used too work for that creep !!

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