Regina records 1st 2010 homicide
Neighbour hears angry confrontation, awakes to police presence
Regina police are investigating the city's first homicide of 2010 after a man was found dead in a house in the Washington Park neighbourhood early Sunday.
His body was discovered at about 12:30 a.m. CT in a rented home at 1057 Retallack Street.
The 26-year-old victim has been identified as being from Regina, but police are not yet releasing his name or how he was killed as they notify family members.
While a number of people have been interviewed by investigators, police spokesperson Elizabeth Popowich said no charges have been laid yet.
Next-door neighbour Matthew Firemoon told CBC News that a young couple moved into the home about four months ago and just had a baby in October.
Firemoon said the home had frequent visitors, including on Saturday night when he overheard angry voices coming from inside.
"All I heard was, 'I'll kill you,' or 'I'll beat you up,' and all the stuff like that," he said. "That's all I heard. That's all I heard. And the next thing I knew everything went quiet."
Firemoon said he and his wife went to bed, and when they awoke, police had secured the house as a crime scene.
He said there had been a lot of activity at the home over the last seven days.
"A lot of commotion, leading up though. It's been like that for almost a week.
"Finally, I says to the missus here, I says, 'sooner or later something's going to happen,'" Firemoon said.
Police are asking anyone with information about the homicide to call 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).