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Police issue Canada-wide warrant for missing man wanted in Winnipeg woman's death

Winnipeg police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a man they say is linked to the death of a woman earlier this month. 

Police say not to approach Wayne Leslie Melnychuk, 42, and to call 911 if spotted

Winnipeg police are searching for a man who's missing in connection with the death of a 34-year-old woman earlier this month. (Submitted by Winnipeg Police Service)

Winnipeg police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a man they say is linked to the death of a woman earlier this month.

Julie Racette, 34, died after she was taken to hospital from her home on Ottawa Avenue, in Winnipeg's Chalmers neighbourhood, police said on Monday.

Police said an investigation into Racette's death began on April 11 and that officers determined over the course of the next week that she had been killed.

On Monday, police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Wayne Leslie Melnychuk, 42, who they say is now wanted for manslaughter.

Melnychuk, however, is currently listed as a missing person, police said.

Police described Melnychuk as five foot seven, with a medium build, brown hair and brown eyes.

Police warned the public not to approach him, if spotted.

Anyone with information with regards to Melnychuk's whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Any other information for investigators can be sent to the Winnipeg police homicide unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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