Po­lice probe ‘sus­pi­cious’ death

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - — Scott Billeck

A sus­pi­cious overnight death in Win­nipeg’s West

End neigh­bour­hood is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the Win­nipeg Po­lice Ser­vice’s homi­cide unit.

Po­lice say they re­sponded to a call around 2:30 a.m. on Wed­nes­day morn­ing in the 500 block of Furby Street where they found a man dead.

Po­lice were mum on de­tails at a Wed­nes­day morn­ing press con­fer­ence, only re­veal­ing that the man had been found in­side the home.

“The mech­a­nism of death not de­ter­mined at this point, which means we don’t know if it’s some­thing that is non­crim­i­nal or if it is some­thing that is crim­i­nal,” Const. Rob Carver said. “So we la­bel it, when it is am­bigu­ous at this point, as sus­pi­cious. It’s not ob­vi­ously not crim­i­nal. It wasn’t a heart at­tack. There are some el­e­ments that may lead in­ves­ti­ga­tors to think there may be some vi­o­lence as­so­ci­ated, but they’re not sure.”

Carver couldn’t speak to whether the home was known to po­lice.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that may as­sist in­ves­ti­ga­tors is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stop­pers at 204786-TIPS (8477).

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