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Winnipeg Police Identify Woman in Elmwood Homicide

October 22, 2019 11:02 AM | News

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestWinnipeg police say a woman found deceased at the scene of a domestic incident last week was the victim of a homicide.

The woman has been identified as Karen Jane Letniak, 48.

Police were called to a home in the 300 block of Riverton Avenue on October 18, where they encountered a confrontational man. Officers eventually shot the man and he was taken to hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

As police further investigated the scene, they came across the body of the deceased woman.

It’s believed both people knew each other prior to the incident. The man, who hasn’t been named, is facing charges.

The Independent Investigation Unit is looking into the police-involved shooting, while Winnipeg officers are probing the homicide. Anyone with further information is asked to contact police at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).