Police Seek New Leads in 1979 Homicide of Winnipeg Real Estate Agent

Winnipeg police are hoping for new information in solving a homicide that has been on investigators’ books for nearly 40 years.

Real estate agent Irene Pearson was 31-years-old when she was killed while showing a home in a newer development of Winnipeg in November 1979.

Pearson was on Kinver Avenue near Keewatin Street and Inkster Boulevard when she was stabbed several times by someone she thought was a potential client.

Police believe someone may have observed something in and around the time of Pearson’s death.

“Investigators believe that one of the last people to be in that house with the victim drove either a red or blue newer model Plymouth Volare,” police said in a release.

Police say advances in DNA technology have prompted them to ask anyone that may have worked on the construction of the home located on Kinver Avenue to come forward.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the historical homicide unit at (204) 986-3819 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).