Winnipeg deaths a murder-suicide, say police
Man and woman found dead in Jefferson Avenue apartment suite
Two people who were found dead inside a north Winnipeg apartment suite on Saturday had been killed in a domestic murder-suicide, according to police.
Officers found the bodies of a woman and man inside an apartment building on the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue, in the city's Maples area, at around 11 a.m. CT Saturday.
Police have since determined that a 28-year-old woman had been stabbed in the upper body, and a 32-year-old man had self-inflicted upper-body injuries, Const. Natalie Aitken told reporters on Sunday.
Aitken said it appears that the man stabbed the woman to death before killing himself. Police are not seeking any suspects, and no charges are expected, she said.
"It's a sensitive issue. This is a domestic-related incident. These two parties are known to one another, had resided at that location," Aitken said.
"Certainly an extremely tragic situation that could happen anywhere within our city."
Quiet building, neighbours say
Police did not release the names of the deceased, as officers are still trying to notify family members of one of the individuals. Police also did not say if the couple had children.
Members of the Winnipeg Police Service's identification and homicide units are investigating the incident.
People who live in the Jefferson Avenue apartment complex say it is usually a quiet building.
"I've never heard of anything like that happening around here, ever," said Maria Silva, who lives on the second floor.
"Never heard of any disturbance going around here, any people fighting, nothing at all."
The bodies of the couple would have been there from Friday, leading into Saturday, according to police.
The latest case marks the seventh homicide of 2012, and the third domestic-related homicide of the year, police said.
Aitken said police in Winnipeg do not see murder-suicides often in the city.