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2 adults found dead in Charleswood home

The Winnipeg police homicide unit is investigating after two adults were found dead in a Charleswood home Monday night.

Homicide unit investigating at Buckingham Road house

Winnipeg police are at a home on Buckingham Road where they found two people dead on Monday night at about 9 p.m. (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)

The Winnipeg police homicide unit is investigating after two adults were found dead in a Charleswood home Monday night.

Police went to the house on Buckingham Road, between Eldridge Avenue and Roblin Boulevard, at 9 p.m. Someone had called police, concerned about people who live in the home.

A body is moved into a van on Tuesday morning. (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)

Members of the homicide unit remained at the house Tuesday morning and the bodies were moved from the home into a police van at about 8 a.m.

Investigators did not provide any more details but said the death is considered suspicious.

Six neighbours gathered outside told CBC News police previously were at the home for another incident in 2009. All of the neighbours declined to provide their names.

Several police and cadet vehicles are outside the home Tuesday morning. (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)

The husband and wife who live in the home are in their early 50s, neighbours said, and he was often seen jogging in the area.

Neighbours said the husband was seen working in the yard Monday afternoon and other people were seen in the driveway in the evening not long before police arrived.

Animal protection officers carried at least a dozen kennels from the home.

An animal protection officer carries kennels from the home. (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)

Sherri Vokey said a woman who lived in the house was a "well-known" breeder of a rare kind of cat.

Vokey said she went to the Charleswood home in 2017 to buy a kitten from the woman.

"When I went to pick up my kitten there were lots of cats climbing around on cat climbers and cat trees, so it was evident there was a lot of cats in the house," she said.

"I could hear them meowing in another room, so there were even more cats that I couldn't see at the time."

The investigation continues.

The family has requested privacy at this time. 

2 adults found dead in Charleswood home

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The Winnipeg police homicide unit is investigating after two adults were found dead in a house on Buckingham Road Monday night.

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With files from Meaghan Ketcheson

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