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April 6, 2020 Media Releases

Child Abuse/Homicide – Arrest: C20-65670

On March 24, 2020, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services responded to an injured toddler at a residence in the 100 block of Snowdon Avenue. The victim, a two and a half-year-old boy, was taken to hospital in critical condition. The child’s injuries were not consistent with the explanation provided by the boy’s caregiver, and the Winnipeg Police Service’s Child Abuse Unit was alerted.
On March 26, 2020, the child succumbed to his injuries. He is being identified as Brett WHITE, 2 ½ years.
The Child Abuse Unit continued with their investigation. On April 3, 2020, detectives arrested Victoria Reane THIESSEN, 20, and charged her with Manslaughter. Thiessen was the victim’s step-mother. She was detained in custody. 

Missing Person – Omar Al Ziab: C20-74852 - LOCATED

UPDATE: Omar Al Ziab has been safely located.

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating 19-year-old Omar Al Ziab. Ziab was last seen in the St. Vital area during the evening of Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Ziab is described as Middle Eastern, 5’3 in height, average build, short black hair with a thin black beard. He was last seen wearing a black hoody, dark pants, white runners and carrying a dark grey backpack. Ziab may be utilizing crutches.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for Ziab’s wellbeing and is asking anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250 or Crimestoppers.

Last Update: April 7, 2020

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
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