Police Investigate Homicide After Human Remains Found

Winnipeg police investigate a homicide in the 100 block of Donald Street on Monday, February 20, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)
Winnipeg police investigate a homicide on Donald Street Monday after reports of human remains being found. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Winnipeg police are remaining tight-lipped regarding what has now been confirmed as a homicide in the city’s downtown.

On Monday, police would only say they were investigating “suspicious circumstances” behind an apartment block at the corner of Donald Street and York Avenue.

Neighbours in the area reported seeing a human hand in a plastic bag inside a garbage bin in the alley. The scene was taped off for the majority of the day on Monday while police and forensics investigated.

Police said on Tuesday they have located evidence in the area to support that a homicide had taken place.

Officers are currently attempting to positively ID the deceased and notify their next of kin.

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

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