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Winnipeg Police Investigating Homicide in Spence Neighbourhood

August 23, 2014 9:50 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are investigating the city’s latest homicide after a man was found injured in the area of Cumberland Avenue and Spence Street early Saturday.

Police say a passerby notified them of an unconscious man at around 1:40 a.m. He was taken to hospital and later pronounced deceased.

His injuries are considered suspicious in nature.

An autopsy is pending and the homicide unit continues to investigate.

No arrests have been made.

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

UPDATE: Sunday, August 24 — Police have identified the victim as Helder Serpa, 57, of Winnipeg. Police say he was walking to his residence when he was confronted by an unknown man and an altercation took place. The victim was stabbed multiple times in the upper body. Matthew James Sellner, 35, of Winnipeg has been charged with second-degree murder. He remains in custody.