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Police seek suspect in connection with suspicious death

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A Winnipeg man fled the province after his mother’s suspicious death Saturday, sources told the Winnipeg Free Press.

Homicide investigators were called to a house in the 1100 block of Alexander Avenue around 11:30 a.m. after receiving a call about "suspicious circumstances."

Police issued a news release yesterday saying the woman’s death is "suspicious" and warned the public to use extreme caution if approached by Christopher Mackenzie Campbell, 42, of Winnipeg, whom police identified as a suspect in the case.

Winnipeg police issued a terse statement at 9:30 a.m. today that they have nothing further to add to the information released Saturday.

Police said Campbell travelled to Regina Saturday in a vehicle associated to both him and the victim. The vehicle was found a few kilometres outside Regina.

Campbell may be travelling through the western provinces heading to an unknown destination, police added.

Campbell has been treated for a mental illness in the past. Police said he may not be taking his medication.

"Caution should be used if approached by Campbell as his behaviour may be unpredictable and he may be violent," the news release said.

Regina police said Sunday that they are on the lookout for Campbell and have distributed his photograph to all officers, but are not actively searching for him in that city.

Members of the public are asked to immediately notify their local police service if they observe Campbell.

He is 6'2" tall and weighs about 200 pounds, with short dark brown hair and blue eyes.

If ruled a homicide, it would be Winnipeg’s fifth of 2013.


Updated on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM CDT: write-thru with new police information, adds photo of suspect

April 14, 2013 at 9:50 AM: adds police statement from Sunday

11:14 AM: Adds note from Regina police.

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