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Police Investigating Two Separate Winnipeg Homicides

February 15, 2018 6:20 PM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are investigating two separate Valentine’s Day homicides.

Officers were called out Wednesday to the 500 block of Furby Street where a man had been fatally stabbed at around 2:30 a.m.

The victim has been identified as Joseph Francois, 45, of Winnipeg.


In the second incident, a man was stabbed in the first 100 block of Charles Walk at around 8:50 a.m. and died in hospital.

He has been identified as Conrad Flett, 27, of St. Theresa Point.

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

UPDATE: Friday, February 16 — Police have charged Joseph Allan Ballantyne, 55, of Winnipeg, with manslaughter in the Furby Street stabbing. Jarryd Rocky Harper, 25, of Winnipeg, has been charged with second-degree murder in the Charles Walk stabbing. Both men remain in custody.