2nd possible homicide at Bloodvein First Nation, chief says
A violent weekend on a First Nation north of Winnipeg has left two people dead.
RCMP are investigating after Bloodvein First Nation resident CliffMalnyk was killed and his home set on fire on Saturday.
And the chief of the community told CBC Tuesday another man was stabbed to death Monday.
Cliff Malnyk's daughter, Melanie Bushie, told CBC she ran to his house when she saw smoke coming out of it on Saturday.
Bushie said two teenage boys ran out, one carrying a sword, and turned on her.
"[They] turned around and started hitting me with that sword," she said. "And when he went to the truck, that's when I went running to my vehicle and I can hear that other boy telling that boy that was hitting me to kill me."
Bushie said her father was badly beaten up before his house was set on fire..
"He has a four-inch gash on his face and he was stabbed in the back of the neck," she said. "He was laying face down on the floor when my brother-in-law found him."
Bushie said she managed to get away and went to the RCMP detachment in the community.
RCMP said they are investigating the case as a possible homicide.
Chief Roland Hamilton confirmed another man was stabbed to death early Monday morning.
RCMP confirmed they are investigating that as a suspicious death. .
Police said a 31-year-old man was found injured on a trail in the community around 2:30 a.m. Monday.
He was taken to the nursing station where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.