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Police Have New Lead in Winnipeg Man’s Homicide

July 4, 2018 11:39 AM | News

Dean Wade Yurkiw

Dean Wade Yurkiw (WPS /HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police now have a description of a suspect connected to the death of a man last summer in the 300 block of Redwood Avenue.

Dean Wade Yurkiw, 50, was stabbed on August 4, 2017 and later died from his injuries.

Police say the suspect is described as an Indigenous man in his early 20?s, approximately 5’7″ with a thin build and short brown hair, possibly with a buzz cut. He was wearing a grey long-sleeved plaid shirt, an aqua green coloured shirt underneath and long dark blue shorts.

Police have also recovered DNA from the crime scene believed to be of the suspect, who lives or lived in the area at the time of the murder.

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