Winnipeg Homicide 42 – Douglas Wood’s death deemed a homicide

Winnipeg police and emergency services personnel were dispatched to a residence at 506 Pritchard Avenue on the report of an injured man, on October 31st at approximately 10:30pm.

Douglas Wood, 41, was found inside of the residence in critical condition. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Major Crimes Unit and Homicide Unit continued with the investigation.

On December 17th police attended the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue and placed Jenna Sereena Kakegamick, 23, under arrest and charged her with second-degree murder and arson with disregard for human life.

Police believe that Kakegamick and the Wood, who were acquaintances, had been socializing at the residence when a confrontation occurred. Kakegamick, later started a fire and fled, leaving the male unable to escape.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.