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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Historical Homicide Investigation - 79-123762 In the morning of November 161979, the body of Irene Pearson, 31 years was discovered inside a show home on Kinver Avenue, near Keewatin Street and Inkster Boulevard. Irene Pearson had been stabbed several times and her death was ruled a homicide.
Irene Pearson was a real estate agent and the house she was killed in was a show home in a newer development. It's a strong possibility that Irene Pearson was showing the home to someone she believed to be a potential client at the time of her death.
Although at the time this was a newer housing development, it is believed that someone may have observed something in and around the time of Pearson's death.
Investigators believe that one of the last people to be in that house with the victim drove either a red or blue newer model Plymouth Volare.
Since Pearson's death, there have been significant advances in DNA technology. Investigators would like to hear from anyone that may have worked on the construction of the home located on Kinver Avenue in order to assist with the investigation.
This horrific incident in November 1979 shocked the citizens of Winnipeg. It continues to be a priority for the Winnipeg Police Service, over 36 years later.
Please view the following Crime Stoppers re-enactment video link:
Anyone with further information regarding this on-going investigation is asked to contact the Historical Homicide Unit at 204-986-3819 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Commercial Robbery Investigation C16-121664 On June 13, 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m., two male suspects entered a pharmacy located in the 400 block of Tache Avenue while concealing their identity and confronted several staff.
The suspects demanded and fled with an undisclosed amount of narcotics after threatening to harm the employees.
Both males are described as Aboriginal in appearance, in their 20's and short dark hair.
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs