Police are investigating a possible homicide in the West End, after a death in a Spence Street residence.
As of Saturday afternoon, few other details were available. Winnipeg police confirmed only that the homicide unit was on scene at 570 Spence St., where evidence markers dotted the front porch of a house.
Other details, including the age and sex of the deceased, the cause of death or whether any arrests have been made, will likely not be ready for release until Sunday, a police spokeswoman said.
Neighbourhood residents told the Free Press that the police tape went up late Friday night or Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, Spence Street remained taped off between Sargent and Notre Dame avenues.
Police investigators could be seen entering and exiting the house, and standing on a railing to examine the bent eaves over the porch.
Though the residents the Free Press spoke to did not know what happened in this incident, several said that at least one floor of the house, which appears to be a duplex, was frequented by drug dealers within the last several years.
"It's sad," said one resident, who lives further down Spence Street and says he used to visit friends who lived in the house. "I don't know what's happening to this street."