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.

'All I heard was, 'I'll kill you,' or 'I'll beat you up.'' —Matthew Firemoon, neighbour

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).


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