On Wednesday, January 23, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release identifying Lanessa Moskotaywenene (18) as a suspect in the stabbing death of Angel Beaulieu (22) of Winnipeg.
Police were unable to find Moskotaywenene and sought public assistance to locate her.
Moskotaywenene was wanted in connection with her alleged involvement in an incident that occurred on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m., when emergency services personnel responded to a report of a woman injured in the 400 block of Furby Street.
Police attended and located Beaulieu who was suffering from a stab wound to her lower body. She was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
A second woman was located who suffered stab wounds to her upper body but was treated at hospital and later released.
On Monday, January 22, 2018, the WPS issued a press release indicating the victim succumbed to her injuries.
Police advised they obtained arrest warrants for manslaughter and aggravated assault for Moskotaywenene.
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release indicating Moskotaywenene was arrested in the 200 block of Dufferin Avenue on February 9, 2018, after she was recognized by patrol officers from District 3.
Moskotaywenene’s arrest warrants were executed and she was detained in custody.
Police have not released information regarding the motive for the killing but did indicate the victim and her alleged killer were known to each other.
Angel Beaulieu is the second reported victim of homicide in the City of Winnipeg in 2018.
WPS Homicide Detectives are still working to solve the first homicide of the year.
In 2017, the second homicide of the year was recorded on January 19.