Tuesday, October 4, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
   
 


   
Update - Sudden Death Investigation - C16-206618
As previously released -On October 3, 2016 at approximately 10:35 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the area of the 300 block of College Avenue regarding the occupants of a parked vehicle, possibly requiring medical assistance.
   
Officers, working in conjunction with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Hazmat team, confirmed that the occupants were deceased. A plan was put in place to mitigate and contain any potential risk to the public and first responders.  
   
At this time, investigators have confirmed the identity of the deceased; a 27 year old male and 35 year old male.
   
The investigation has revealed that the occupants had been deceased for a period of time and the cause of death, although unconfirmed, may involve drug use.
   
Further analysis of the vehicle and results of an autopsy are still pending.
   
Members of the Clandestine Team, Identification Unit and Medical Examiner continue to investigate.
   
Additional information will be shared when available.  
   
   
Fraud Investigation Arrest - R15-82161
In March 2016, members of the Winnipeg Police Service Commercial Crime Unit identified an active mass marketing fraud scheme where members of the public were targeted, using various solicitation methods, most of which originated with an advertisement on the internet.
   
The investigation has revealed that the suspect's intent to defraud is responsible for either posting the advertisements or responding to the advertisements posted by the victims.  Communications typically occurred by E-mails and/or by text messages.
   
Some of the on-line advertisements are relating to: Romance, Employment and Rental scams.
   
Over 50 victims from various jurisdictions from Canada, USA and Europe have been identified.
   
The victims identified have been defrauded of over $230,000.00.
   
Michael Ose ODINE, 26 years old of Winnipeg has been charged with over 50 fraud related offences due to his alleged involvement.
   
He remains in custody.  
   

 

For further information contact either:
 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

 
 Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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