Rooming House Death Treated as Suspicious

Balmoral Street Death
Winnipeg police are treating the death of a man at a rooming house on Balmoral Street as suspicious. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg police are investigating a suspicious death in a rooming house after a man was found deceased on Tuesday.

Police responded at around 4:30 p.m. to the 600 block of Balmoral Street to check on the wellbeing of a resident, when they located the man.

His death is being treated as suspicious and several people from within the residence are being interviewed. An autopsy is pending.

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

UPDATE: Thursday, February 28 — The deceased has been identified as Ronald Harold McKinnon, 54, of Winnipeg.

UPDATE: Friday, March 1Robert Steward Maier, 38, of Winnipeg has been charged with manslaughter and remains in custody. Police say the victim and accused were involved in an altercation during a house party in a suite within the rooming house. The victim returned to his suite with the help of other residents, but was located deceased the next day.