Background: Winnipeg Police Service began an investigation into his disappearance of Eduardo Balaquit on June 5, 2018. Police said Eduardo was known to have been working (one of several jobs) the evening before at a business located in the 300 block of Keewatin Street.
WPS concluded that Eduardo was the victim of a crime, and the investigation into his disappearance was assigned to the Homicide Unit. Police located Balaquit’s van the following day with the passenger window smashed and personal belongings still inside.
On March 23, 2021, detectives from the WPS Homicide Unit, with assistance of the Saskatoon Major Crimes Unit, arrested and charged Kyle Alexander James Pietz, 35 and charged him with Manslaughter.
The remains of Eduardo Balaquit have yet to be recovered. Anyone with information that can assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).