Tag Archives: Manitoba

Manslaughter charge after Marilyn Oshiwee dies at a party

Winnipeg police general patrol unit noticed a crowd of people at a home in the 500 block of Spence Street on June 17th at around 4:30am.

Police stopped to investigate the commotion, when they found Marilyn Oshiwee 37 unresponsive on the front porch. Oshiwee was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fenisha Pebbles 28, has been arrested and charged with  manslaughter.

The death on Marilyn Oshiwee is Winnipeg’s 9th homicide this year. The 2017 Winnipeg Homicide list is available here.

Jarso Boku Ano dies from stab wound in Winnipeg

Emergency crews responded to report of an injured man at the block of 300 block of Kennedy Street on May 23 at approximately 3:15 pm.

22 year old Jarso Boku Ano was found outside of an apartment,  suffering from a stab wound to the upper body. Ano was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477)

The 2017 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

2 girls arrested in the beating death of Serena Mckay

Serena Mckay 19, was last seen by her family Saturday night and was reported missing on Sunday April 23 at around 6pm. Police received a report of a body of a woman near a home at around 8pm on April 23. Police arrived to find McKay Dead.

Mckay was beaten to death in Sagkeeng on April 22, by two schoolmates. A video of the beating has been circulating on Facebook.

Sagkeeng Chief Derrick Henderson said that Serena McKay was not from Sagkeeng, though she attended school in Sagkeeng. Police said that she lived in the community of Powerview-Pine Falls, Man.

RCMP said the suspects, age 16 and 17, have been arrested on second degree murder charges and are in custody.

12 year old boy charged with the death of an 11 year old

Police were called to a Garden Hill First Nations home on April 28th at approximately 7:30 pm on report of a boy from the community being shot.

Police arrived at the scene to find the 11 year old with life threatening injuries. The boy later died.

Police said one 12-year-old and two 11-year-olds were playing in the home when they found the gun. The 12 year old boy was in possession of the weapon when the 11 year old was shot.

The 12 year old is charged with negligence causing death and careless use of a firearm, and his 36 year old father has been charged with careless storage of a firearm.

Update: Brett Overby facing a second degree murder charge in the disappearance of Christine Wood

Christine Wood 21, was visiting Winnipeg from Oxford House First Nation with her family, when she was last seen Aug. 19 2016. She was last seen leaving a Hotel on Barrie st, where she had been staying with her family.

January 2017, the Missing Persons Unit began collaborating with Homicide investigators in search of Miss Wood.

Police obtained a search warrant on March 21st 2017, at the 300 block of Burrows Avenue and arrested Brett Overby 30. According to police Overby was arrested and interviewed at that time, but not formally charged.

Investigators gathered evidence for several days at the home of Overby. Evidence collected at Overby’s home lead investigators to believe that Wood was murdered at his Burrows Avenue home. Forensic evidence was confirmed on April 6th, and formal charges were laid. Brett Ronald Overby, 30, has been charged with second degree murder of Christine Wood.

The body of Christine Wood has still not been recovered.

Update: The body of Christine Wood was found by a landowner who was checking his crops in the R.M. of Springfield on Thursday June 1st. Initially Police could not identify the body, however an autopsy was performed on June 2nd and revealed the identity to be that of Christine Wood.


Three dead in East Selkirk murder

RCMP have offered little information surrounding the shooting deaths of three people on April 3rd.

Police said they were searching for Bill Wozney on April 3rd after his wife expressed concern for his well-being.

At around 7pm Police received 911 calls reporting gunshots. Police arrived to the East Selkirk residence to find 3 people dead outside of the home.

The victims are James Gregoire,  Nicole Rach-Gregoire (the homeowners) and Bill Wozney, a co-owner of Physiotherapy practice where Rach-Gregorie worked.

Police have not said if the deaths are that of a murder suicide, but they are not looking for any suspects.


50 year old man dies as a result of an attack at Stony Mountain Correctional Institution

RCMP said prison staff at The Stony Mountain Correctional Institution found a 50 year old man in his cell with severe injuries February 20th.

The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition and died of his injuries on March 3.

Two men have been charged with second degree murder. Tristan Storm Fisher, 20, and Carl Jessie Klyne, 23, both men were serving time at the Correctional Institution at the time of the assault.

Update: Jeanenne Fontaine dies of a gunshot wound

Winnipeg emergency services responded to a working house fire on Aberdeen Ave, March 14th at around 9:45am.  On arrival emergency crews located Jeanenne Fontaine 29 in the residence.

Fontaine was rushed to hospital in serious condition, suffering from both smoke inhalation and a gunshot wound.

Jeanenne Fontaine died from her injuries on March 15th.

Update May 18th
Winnipeg police believe the death of Jeanenne was a matter of her being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Three people have been arrested:
1. Malcolm Miles Mitchell – Charged with second degree murder and arson.
2. Jason Michael Meilleur – Charged with manslaughter.
3. Christopher Mathew Brass – Faces counts of manslaughter and arson.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact detectives at 204-986-6508