Update Charges Laid: Robert James Forbister dies following a stabbing near Portage Avenue in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police said Robert James Forbister, 33, was checked into the hospital at approximately 4:35am on June 19th with stab wounds. Despite life-saving efforts, Forbister was pronounced deceased.

According to reports, investigators discovered that Forbister had been stabbed in the area of Portage Avenue and Sherbrook Street. Investigators are asking that businesses in the area of the assault to check their surveillance between 4:00 am and 4:30 am June 19, 2020.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 204-986-6219.

Update June 29th
Winnipeg police arrested Brian Jamie CROMARTY, 34, on June 23rd and charged him with second-degree murder.

The Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.