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Unsolved homicides torment families

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AMANDA Sinclair last spoke to her sister when she called her from a West End convenience store last December.

Carolyn Sinclair's body turned up months later near a Notre Dame Avenue Dumpster.

Amanda said her sister, who lived near Ellice Avenue and Maryland Street, had struggled with prior violence against her and was pregnant when she died.

"I can't understand how someone could do that," Amanda said.

Carolyn's death is one of three unsolved homicides with links to the city's West End.

On Feb. 12, Walter Madonick was shot to death on the 600 block of Simcoe Street. Police have released no suspect information or motive.

Madonick's daughter, Jasmine Madonick, 22, said her father had been cleaning up the apartment building where he was a caretaker, and had made enemies for trying to get drug dealers and users thrown out of the building.

On April 6, Allan Crockford was shot to death on the 600 block of Maryland Street, in what family said was a robbery attempt. Police have also not released information on the killing.

Last week, police arrested 19-year-old Devin Williams-Wapash and 22-year-old Danyell Williams after a robbery in a Sargent Avenue back alley that left Clarence Ross, 31, dead.

"As the community members wait for these investigations to be completed, they can feel confident knowing that the police officers in their communities are doing everything they can to protect community members for a safer community," Winnipeg Police Service spokeswoman Patrol Sgt. Monica Stothers said in an email.

gabrielle.giroday@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 22, 2012 A5

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