Serial killer may be targeting Winnipeg homeless

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four surveillance camera images of a man they identify as a person of interest in the deaths of the two men.Surveillance camera images of a man that Winnipeg police have identified as a person of interest in the deaths of two men. — Winnipeg Police Service

A serial killer may be targeting homeless people in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This is the warning the Winnipeg Police Service issued Saturday, April 25, after the bodies of two men, both brutally murdered, were found only metres apart in the downtown Winnipeg neighbourhood of Portage-Ellice.

map-apr25-winipeg-murdersThe location of the murders in the Portage-Ellice neighbourhood (link to the Google map).

Just after midnight, at approximately 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning, the body of an older homeless man was found in an alley at the rear of 329 Hargrave Street.

Over 17 hours later, at 6:30 p.m., a private security guard found the body of a younger man, just a few metres from site of the first body, in an area under construction behind the offices of…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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