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Winnipeg Police Service

April 17, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Missing Person – Cynthia Parisian – Update: R19-13061

The Winnipeg Police Service is asking the public for their continued assistance with finding Cynthia Parisian, a missing 38-year-old female.

Cynthia was last seen at the Home Depot located at 845 Leila Avenue during the afternoon of February 17, 2019, and had been wearing dark clothing with a pink toque.

She is described as being Indigenous in appearance, approximately 5’3” in height, with a heavy build, brown hair and brown eyes.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned about Parisian's well-being and is asking anyone who may have seen her at the Home Depot, in the area or any nearby business with video surveillance to contact the Winnipeg Police Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.


In-Custody Death – Investigation: C19-81013

On April 16, 2019, at approximately 5:10 p.m., North District General Patrol members responded to a residence in the North Point Douglas area for a report of an assault and a disturbance.

Upon arrival, officers met with an injured male in his 50’s who was transported to hospital in stable condition.

A 56-year-old male suspect was located in the area of Main Street and Sutherland Avenue where he was placed under arrest. He was subsequently conveyed to the North District station for processing.

The male suspect was later found unresponsive in a holding room and was transported to hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased.

As the death occurred in a Winnipeg Police Service facility, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) was contacted and has initiated an investigation. All further inquiries regarding this incident are to be directed to the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba.


  • Last Update: April 17, 2019

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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