Tag: Missing and Murdered Women

“Not One in a 20 Trillion Chance She’s Alive” – Police on Missing Woman
LOCAL NEWS

“Not One in a 20 Trillion Chance She’s Alive” – Police on Missing Woman

The Winnipeg Police Service held a press conference today announcing the arrest of a suspect charged with the killing of an Oxford House First Nations woman reported missing in August 2016. The woman, identified as Christine Wood (21), was last seen on August 19, 2016 around 9 p.m. leaving a hotel in […]

Leslie Spillett
EDITORIALS

Keeping the Conversation Surreal – Spillett, Bennett Distort Reality

It was the first true test of leadership for newly anointed Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth. On November 29, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Office held a press conference announcing the arrest of an 18-year-old offender believed to be responsible for the 2014 killing of Angela Marie Poorman […]

“Politicized Butchery”- The Indigenous Experience in Manitoba
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“Politicized Butchery”- The Indigenous Experience in Manitoba

“Politicized butchery,” or an issue all Manitobans should be concerned about? That’s the question. I recently read an article published in the Winnipeg Free Press titled, “Aunt of sisters charged with murder chronicles family’s painful past.” (Author – Alexandra Paul) The story is a tragic account of one woman’s experience living in a […]

2015 Murder in River City – Year in Review
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2015 Murder in River City – Year in Review

Another year has come and gone and the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit continues to prove they are a force to be reckoned with. In 2015, the WPS investigated a total of twenty-three (23) homicides solving all but two cases securing a solvency rate of 91%. Solvency rates in the 90% range are […]

Raymond Joseph Cormier (53) WPS Handout
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POLICE SOLVE FONTAINE MURDER – Rabid Dogs, Exploitation & Revolving Doors

Police have arrested and charged a no-account habitual-criminal in connection with the high-profile killing of Winnipeg teenager Tina Fontaine (15). Fontaine’s body was pulled from the murky waters of the Red River on August 17, 2014. The case featured many distractions that included allegations of both Police and Child & Family Services incompetence. Police […]

NOT FIRST RODEO FOR MURDER SUSPECT – Previous Conviction in 1989 Killing
EDITORIALS

NOT FIRST RODEO FOR MURDER SUSPECT – Previous Conviction in 1989 Killing

There was a lot of noise in the media when the RCMP recently confirmed their statistics indicate up to 70% of offenders responsible for killing Aboriginal women were Aboriginal men. The numbers didn’t surprise me. As an experienced investigator with continuing interest in the ultimate crime I make it my business to be aware […]

NO PEACE ON EARTH IN DECEMBER IN YWG – Woman Stabbed to Death in Northend
LOCAL NEWS

NO PEACE ON EARTH IN DECEMBER IN YWG – Woman Stabbed to Death in Northend

Any chance for a peaceful December in the YWG was shattered yesterday when police responded to a north end murder. On December 14, 2014, shortly before 6:30 a.m., EMS personnel were dispatched to the area of Burrows Ave and Charles Street regarding the report of a woman being stabbed. On arrival, […]

Crime Scene (Photo JGJ)
LOCAL NEWS

POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE – Violence Against Women Trending in YWG

On November 21, 2014, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Police and EMS responded to a suite located in the 500 block of Victor Street regarding an injured female. On arrival, Police located a forty-four (44) year old female who was the apparent victim of a stabbing.  The woman was rushed to […]