Tag Archives: Manitoba

Jennifer Barrett found dead, decomposing in a barrel full of chemicals

Winnipeg police said a barrel with human remains was found last year on the property of a home in the Waverley Heights neighborhood. A search warrant was obtained on December 1, 2016, and police required forensic lab results to determine the identity of the victim.

Police said the victim was placed in a 170 liter drum along with chemicals to speed up decomposition. Police said the autopsy revealed the victim, Jennifer Barrett 42, was beaten to death sometime in august, then placed in the barrel.

Barrett’s 3 roommates have been charged with her death. Perez Adaryll Cleveland, 43, has been charged with first-degree murder. Jessica Elizabeth Reid, 34, of Winnipeg, and Holley Alyssa Sullivan, 28, of Calgary are charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Update: Little information in the death of Canon Franklin Beardy

Winnipeg Police and Paramedics were called to a home on Magnus Avenue between Powers and Andrews streets at around 11pm on February 6th on report of an injured man.

Canon Franklin Beardy, 28, was found in the home suffering from multiple serious injuries. Beardy was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Update Feb 19th
Police were issued a court order to authorize the publication of the minor Justin Harper, 16, and Joshua Leclerc, 19. Both are wanted on second degree murder charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Winnipeg Bus driver Irvine Fraser dies from stab wound

According to the Winnipeg Transit union, Irvine Fraser 58, was at his last stop on February 14th just before 2am when he went to the back of the bus to wake a sleeping passenger.

The confrontation turned violent when 22 year old Brian Kyle Thomas attacked Fraser. The altercation ended with Fraser being stabbed outside his bus. Fraser was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Brian Kyle Thomas, 22,  has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Irvine Fraser, Thomas has also been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon.

The death of Irvine Fraser is the 5th homicide this year. The Winnipeg 2017 homicide victim’s list is available here.

Bryer James Prysiazniuk-Settee dies from a gunshot wound in Winnipeg

Police were called to the area of Powers Street and Aberdeen Avenue on February 8th at around 10am on report of an injured man. Police and EMT’s arrived to find Bryer James Prysiazniuk-Settee, 24,  suffering from a gunshot wound.

Prysiazniuk-Settee was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police ask anyone with information regarding either incident or potential witnesses to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

Update: Tyler Kirton dies of a gunshot wound in Winnipeg’s first homicide of 2017

Winnipeg police were called to the area of Thames Avenue and Watt Street on January 3rd at approximately 9:55pm on report of gunshots.

Police arrived to find Tyler Kirton 25,  lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call 204-986-6508

Update February 10th

A 16 year old has been charged with first degree murder. Police have not said if the accused is male or female.

Winnipeg Homicide 24: Man dies from stab wound

Winnipeg police were called to the 400-block of Kennedy St On December 20th at around 11pm on report of a stabbing.

Police arrived to find a man suffering from serious injuries. EMS rushed the man to hospital where he died of his injuries in the early hours of December 21.

The name of the victim has not been released at this time.

Anyone with information on either case is asked to call police at 204-986-6508


The victim has been identified as Clarence Ignace, 25. Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Tyron Harper, 23. Harper is wanted for the second degree murder of Ignace.

The 2016 Winnipeg homicide Victim List is available here.

Edward Lee Dyck found dead in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police were called to the 200-block of Belmont Avenue in West Kildonan on December 20 after receiving a call from a concerned friend to check on the well being of Edward Lee Dyck 55.

Police arrived to find the body of Dyck in the detached garage of the home with many suspicious injuries.

Dale Gregory Hilderman, 51, has been charged with the second degree murder of Dyck. Both the victim and the accused rented rooms in the home.

The death of Edward Dyck is the 23rd homicide this year in Winnipeg. The 2016 Winnipeg homicide victim list is available here.

Lydia Whitford’s death being investigated as a homicide 5 months later

Manitoba RCMP were called to a residence in the RM of Springfield on July 14. Police arrived to find Lydia Whitford 18, dead.

According to Lydia’s sister Jessica Whitford, Lydia had autism, epilepsy and was non-verbal

Back in July it was thought that Lydia died of natural causes, since then, on December 20th investigators say that Whitford’s death was a homicide.

The cause of death has not been released.