July 29, 2020 Media Release

Suspicious Death – Investigation: C20-173755

The Winnipeg Police Service had previously reported on a missing person investigation concerning Danielle Diane Harper, 35. Danielle HARPER was last seen on July 12, 2020, in the 800 block of Main Street.

On July 23, 2020, Harper was located deceased at a residence in the 700 block of Manitoba Avenue and her death is considered suspicious in nature.

Investigators are attempting to establish Harper’s whereabouts in the days preceding her death and specifically are looking to speak with anyone who may have had contact with her during the weekend of July 11 and beyond.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

As previously released:

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 35-year-old female.

Danielle HARPER was last seen on July 12, 2020, in the 800 block of Main Street.

Danielle HARPER is described as Indigenous, 5’6” in height, with a heavier build and shoulder-length reddish/brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue cut off jean shorts, a beige t-shirt, and is believed to be wearing a baseball cap. Danielle HARPER has a cast on her right leg and had her crutches when last seen.

Police are concerned for Danielle HARPER’S well-being and are asking anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 986-6250.

Shooting – Arrests: C20-175142

Winnipeg Police had previously released that on July 25, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Winnipeg Police General Patrol officers responded to a report of a male shot in the 600 block of Ellice Avenue. Officers located a male in his 50’s on the street suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable.

The investigation led to a residence in the 500 block of Maryland Street. Officers took several people into custody from within the house. Police presence in the area and the forensic analysis of the crime scene caused traffic disruptions on Ellice Avenue and Maryland Street for a number of hours. 

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., responding officers arrested a male suspect in a taxi cab stopped in a parking lot at Maryland Street and Sargent Avenue.

Leslie James LINKLATER, 28, was charged with:
- Aggravated Assault
- Discharge Firearm with Intent
- Pointing Firearm
- Possess Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possess Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Fail to Comply with Conditions of Release Order x 2

Linklater was detained in custody.

The investigation of this incident continued by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Images were released to the public for identification, and on July 28, 2020, a second suspect was arrested.

Kolbie Richard STUMPF, 35, has been charged with:
- Aggravated Assault
- Discharge Firearm with Intent
- Pointing Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon

Stumpf was detained in custody.

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