On April 13, 2013 at approximately 11:30 am, members of the WPS responded a residence located at 1185 Alexander Ave regarding a suspicious incident.
On arrival, officers located the body of a deceased female inside the home.
The Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation which is in the early stages.
The Winnipeg Sun reports neighbours indicated an elderly man has lived in the home for approximately thirty (30) years. The man apparently had a daughter who came to take care of him.
By 5:pm, the scene was guarded by one Police Patrol car at the front of the residence and a Cadet Unit at the back. The WPS Identification Unit and the Medical Examiner were no longer on scene.
The WPS Public Information Office is not expected to release any further information today.
The WPS Homicide Unit attends a variety of death scenes where the cause is not immediately apparent.
In situations where the cause of death is not immediately apparent, investigators are required to wait for the results of a post-mortem examination. In cases of a suspicious death, the post-mortem will normally be completed within a twenty-four (24) hour time period.
If the cause of death is not apparent after the post-mortem, it is unlikely that foul play was involved in the death.