Police Probe Charleswood Murder – Woman Killed in 11th Homicide of 2015

Charleswood Crime Scene (Photo JGJ)

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit have had little down time recently.

After catching two murder cases over the May long weekend, Homicide Detectives find themselves working the first 48 of another Winnipeg homicide.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, shortly before 6 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the 100 block of Cheltenham Cove regarding the report of an injured woman.

On arrival, police located a woman suffering from injuries to her upper body.

The woman subsequently died as a result of the attack.

Police indicate no arrests have been made and interviews are ongoing.

(The Carillon reports the victim was identified by family members as Kathleen Leary – a former Norway House staff member.)

The victim is the eleventh (11th) reported homicide victim in the City of Winnipeg this year.

Police have solved all but three (3) of the killings.


Street Signs in area of Homicide (Photo JGJ)

Although murders in Charleswood are relatively rare occurrences, there have been other notable killings in the peaceful community.

On Friday, May 17, 2003, Police discovered the deceased bodies of a man and a woman at 4317 Roblin Blvd.  Seymour Lloyd Sharpe (44) was subsequently charged with two (2) counts of 2nd Degree Murder due to his alleged involvement.

On June 25, 2009, a seventeen (17) year old boy was charged with 1st Degree Murder after killing and dismembering his father in their Charleswood home.  The youth subsequently disposed of the remains in a secluded wooded area several hours outside of the City.


Previous dates when Winnipeg recorded the eleventh (11th) homicide of the year;

2014 – July 1
2013 – June 29
2012 – April 5
2011 – April 29 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
2010 – July 28
2009 – May 25
2008 – April 19
2007 – May 26
2006 – June 17
2005 – June 18
2004 – June 10 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides) (100% solvency)

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