February 10, 2021 Media Release

Homicide – Public Assistance Requested: C20-242271

The Homicide Unit is asking the public for their help with locating a pair of suspects wanted for the death of Mohamed Mohiadin Ahmed, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg.

On October 12, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., a passerby had been walking their dog in the area of Churchill Drive and Hay Street when they noticed what appeared to be a deceased person in the Red River. Emergency personnel responded and recovered the body, which was later identified as Ahmed.

Members of the Homicide Unit began an investigation, and it was determined that Ahmed had been murdered at a residence in the Fort Garry area just days earlier.

On January 19, 2021, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a plea to the public for help with locating a suspect: Jesse James Daher, a 28-year-old male of Winnipeg.

Daher is described as white, 6’3” tall, approximately 155 lbs in weight and has a thin build. He has green eyes and is believed to have a shaved head or short brown hair.

Daher is still outstanding.

Today, February 10, 2021, investigators are releasing the name of a second suspect: Evan Daniel Bill Brightnose-Baker, a 21-year-old male of Winnipeg.

Brightnose-Baker is described as Indigenous, 5’5” tall, approximately 126 lbs in weight and has a medium build. He has brown eyes and is believed to have black hair.

Both males are wanted on Canada-wide warrants for Second-Degree Murder and are considered to be armed and dangerous. The public is cautioned not to approach them.

Anyone with information regarding there whereabouts is asked to call 911. Additional information that may assist investigators can be relayed to the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Fraud/Scam – Public Advisory

The Winnipeg Police Service continues to receive reports of a targeted scam that is believed to be targeting local phone numbers. A scammer will call a victim purporting to be a criminal investigator, and that money is owed to the Canada Revenue Agency.

During some calls, the victim is then told to dial the Winnipeg Police Service non-emergency line at 204-986-6222 (while the line is still open) to confirm that an investigation is underway. The victim believes they have started a new call, but in reality, the scammer has remained on the line.

At other times, the scammer may use Caller ID spoofing to contact the victim from what fraudulently appears to be the Winnipeg Police Service non-emergency line at 204-986-6222.

The scammer then pretends to be a police officer and attempts to convince the victim to transfer a significant amount of money. Below are some tips that can be used to help avoid these scams:

- Be cautious of any unexpected callers, such as a bank. Take reasonable steps to confirm the identities of people who call.
- The Canada Revenue Agency will never demand immediate payment by Interac e-transfer, bitcoin, prepaid credit cards, or gift cards from retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, or others.
- They will also never use aggressive language or threaten you with arrest or sending the police.
- Do not assume phone numbers appearing on call display screens are accurate.

The Winnipeg Police Service encourages family members or friends to have discussions with their older loved ones to ensure they are not being targeted in this or any other scam.

More information, as well as a tool to report these scams, can be found at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/

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