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WPS REPORTS HOMICIDE #5 – Woman Dies at Hospital, Police Looking for Clues

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The Winnipeg Police Service is providing little in the way of details in connection with the fifth (5th) homicide recorded in the City this year.

On April 9, 2014, shortly before 1:00 am, Police indicate an adult female attended to the Victoria Hospital suffering from undisclosed injuries.  The woman subsequently succumbed to her injuries.

Police indicate the investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit and are asking anyone with information regarding the matter to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or call

Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

No further information was released.

INSIDER COMMENTARY:

This is the second homicide reported in the month of April.

On April 1st, 2014, David Goundry (51) was found deceased in a suite in an apartment block at 425 Elgin Ave.  Police have not released a cause of death in the killing.  No arrests have been made in the case.

8TH ANNUAL SILENT WITNESS PROJECT MEMORIAL

On April 9th, 2014, the 8th Annual Silent Witness Project Memorial is being held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery at 300 Memorial Blvd between 11:30 – 1:00 pm.

The event features a powerful memorial for Manitoba women who were killed at the hands of their intimate partner in a domestic violence incident.  Life sized silhouettes are placed on display to represent the victim’s who were silenced by domestic homicide.  The purpose of the memorial is to remember the women, create awareness and promote action.

FACTOIDS:

Previous dates when Winnipeg recorded the 5th Homicide of the year:

  • 2013 – Apr 13
  • 2012 – Feb 14
  • 2011 – Feb 5 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
  • 2010 – Apr 24
  • 2009 – Jan 31
  • 2008 – Mar 26
  • 2007 – Mar 9
  • 2006 – Feb 20
  • 2005 – Apr 10
  • 2004 – Mar 24 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides 100% solvency)

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