Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 12/28/2012 11:35 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 12/28/2012 12:27 PM | Updates
The investigation into the Dec. 14 killing of a St. Boniface man has hit a wall.
Winnipeg police this morning issued a plea for anyone with information about the late-night attack on Orland Jospeh Adams.
Adams, 49, was attacked in his home in the 500 block of St. Catherine Street at about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 14. He was taken to hospital in critical condition and later died of his injuries.
Winnipeg Police Service spokesman Const. Eric Hofley said it’s believed that one or more individuals had gone to Adams’ back door. An argument escalated into an outright attack.
Hofley said investigators believe that Adams knew his attackers and that his death may be related to his involvement in the drug culture.
Police released a summertime photo of Adams, in hopes that someone would recognize him and know what he had been up to.
"When people are involved in the drug culture, they deal with lots of different people," Hofley said. "Maybe someone who didn’t realize who Mr. Adams was but had dealt with him in the days prior to his death."
While Adams’ wife had described him as a loving and caring individual, their neighbours had few kind words for the man. Adams was described by several neighbours as a disagreeable individual who regularly fought with his neighbours, appeared to be unemployed and spent a great deal of his time outdoors smoking pot.
Neighbours contacted by the Free Press said they heard nothing unusual the night Adams was attacked.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 204-986-6508 or Winnipeg Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.
Updated on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM CST: adds photo
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
What's open, what's closed over Easter weekend
Committee supports reduced speeds on Pandora Avenue East
Committee wants trail developed on Seine River
Water restored to 30 properties
Warmer weather, rain expected to help break up river ice
RCMP confirm arrest in cold case killing of Manitoba teen
Father who severely sexually assaulted daughters declared dangerous offender
Labour board amendments to speed up decisions
Chamber presenting lunch with Wayne Gretzky
Good Friday Public Way of the Cross taking place in Osborne Village
Ombudsman will investigate Tories' FIPPA request on Melnick email
Suspect charged after Pacific Avenue death
New mental health program launching at Grace Hospital