Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 05/17/2013 10:35 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 05/17/2013 5:04 PM | Updates
A double-slaying inside a Roblin Boulevard home is being investigated as an act of domestic violence, the Free Press has learned.
Few details have been released by police as forensic investigators continued to work the scene throughout the day. But multiple police sources have indicated the crime is not a random act of violence or robbery gone bad.
Police were led to the bodies of a man and woman inside the residence at 4317 Roblin Blvd. just after 8 a.m. Friday. They also indicated a person-of-interest is in custody and being interviewed by homicide detectives. However no charges have been laid as of late Friday afternoon.
Several neighbours told the Free Press they believe a woman and two adult men were living the home. Last weekend, they hosted a wedding reception in their backyard for close friends.
Several people were seen visibly distressed outside the home Friday morning. At one point a uniformed police officer was seen to be offering what appeared to be comfort to two women, one of whom was seated on the pavement, in tears, while the second woman stood near her.
"I can tell you right now we’re classifying this as a suspicious circumstance," Winnipeg Police Service spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen said Friday.
"It would be premature to discuss details about what homicide investigators discovered inside the home. I can confirm members of our homicide unit are involved. I can confirm members of our forensic unit are actively involved. We have uniformed patrol members there. We have the perimeter sealed off."
One neighbour told the Free Press he knew something was wrong shortly after 8 a.m. That’s when he took a call from his mother’s home which overlooks the backyard of the crime scene. The neighbour said one police officer kicked in the backdoor in a bid to enter the home. Another officer told him shortly after that "It doesn’t look good."
By 10 a.m. a heavy police presence was visible along an entire section of the 4000 block of Roblin Boulevard. Neighbours appeared jarred by the heavy official presence. One woman with a baby in her arms described the neighbourhood as quiet. She said she’d never seen so many police at any one time before on the street.
Updated on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM CDT: corrects typo
2:42 PM: Updates with new information.
5:04 PM: Updates with police confirmation.
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