Winnipeg police find man’s body in William Whyte neighbourhood; city’s 39th homicide of 2020

Winnipeg police say they’re dealing with the city’s 38th homicide of 2020 after the body of a man was found in an apartment building.

Winnipeg police say its officers were called to the 300 block of Charles Street just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday after reports of an unresponsive person were called in.

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Once they arrived at the apartment building, they found the man dead in a suite, and it’s now being treated as a homicide.

The victim has yet to be identified and no suspects have been named.

Police on scene on Charles Street.
Police on scene on Charles Street. Michael Draven/Global News

It’s Winnipeg’s 39th homicide in 2020, though that number doesn’t include the death of Gerhard Reimer-Wiebe, who RCMP believe was killed in the city, but his remains were found in Portage la Prairie.

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That’s on pace to tie the record set in 2019, when there were 44 killings in the city.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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