RCMP Investigate Homicide in Melita

RCMP are investigating a homicide in Melita, after a 64-year-old man was found deceased.

Police say they located Francis Melvin Renwick at his residence on May 14 at around 5 p.m. and determined from an autopsy on Monday that the death was the result of foul play.

The cause of death isn’t being released at this time.

A male youth from Melita was arrested earlier this morning, but no charges have been laid.

RCMP from a number of detachments continue to investigate.

Melita is located about 330 km southwest of Winnipeg.

UPDATE: May 20 — Police have charged a 15-year-old youth from Melita with manslaughter. The cause of death has been attributed to head trauma. Both the victim and the youth knew each other.

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