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Winnipeg Police Service

October 29, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Homicide – Arrests: C19-253306

On October 26, 2019, at approximately 10:45 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in the 100 block of Kinver Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers located two female victims: a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old. Both victims were transported to hospital in critical condition. The 14-year-old succumbed to her injuries, and the 18-year-old victim was upgraded to stable condition.

Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation and identified two suspects. On October 28, 2019, the two suspects were located and placed under arrest.

Investigators believe that a dispute during a party at the residence escalated to a physical altercation.

A 16-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Second Degree Murder
- Attempt to Commit Murder

An 18-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Second Degree Murder
- Attempt to Commit Murder

Both were detained in custody.

The Winnipeg Police Service has been made aware that members of the media and public are attempting to contact the family of the victim for comment. The family is dealing with a tragic situation and do not wish to speak about the events at this time. We kindly ask that their privacy is respected per their wishes.


Missing Person/Parental Abduction – Update: R19-2770

On May 2, 2019, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a media release asking the public for their assistance with locating a 6-year-old Ayla Velic and her 30-year-old Mother, Elmedina Velic.

Both Alya and Elmedina had been residing in Clinton Township, Michigan, and had travelled to Winnipeg earlier in the year. It was believed that they may have travelled again, this time to Ontario.

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Missing Persons Unit had been investigating this parental abduction in conjunction with American authorities and received authorization under a Hague Convention Application to apprehend Ayla Velic.

On October 26, 2019, the Ottawa Police Service advised the public that Alya Velic had been found safe by their officers. Her mother has been detained and is pending extradition to the United States.

We thank the public and the media for their assistance with the matter.


Missing Person – Precious Keeper: R19-64999

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance with locating Precious Jewel Keeper, a 16-year-old female.

She was last seen in mid-October in the North End area of Winnipeg and is known to frequent that area.

Precious is described as an Indigenous female, 5'8” in height, approximately 131 lbs, and has long black hair with brown eyes.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for her well-being and is asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.


Last Update: October 29, 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

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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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