November 1, 2021 Media Release

Homicides/Attempt Murder – Arrest: C21-252299

On October 30, 2021, investigators from the Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit and members of the RCMP Major Crime Services charged a 37-year-old male concerning three related incidents that occurred on October 27, 2021, in the City of Winnipeg and the community of New Bothwell, Manitoba.

Trevor Robert FARLEY, 37, of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Second Degree Murder concerning the death of Stuart FARLEY, 73, on Toronto Street in Winnipeg, occurring October 27, 2021.

- First Degree Murder concerning the death of Judy SWAIN, 73, in the community of New Bothwell, Manitoba, occurring October 27, 2021.

- Attempt Murder concerning an assault that occurred on October 27, 2021, at Seven Oaks Hospital on October 27, 2021.

The accused has been detained in custody.

As previously released:

On October 27, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m., St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP contacted the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) regarding a homicide discovered in the RM of Hanover. They requested the assistance of WPS as it was believed that the suspect had travelled to Winnipeg.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., police ascertained that the suspect may be in the area of Leila Avenue and McPhillips Street. While en route, they received a report of a stabbing at the Seven Oaks Hospital. Officers quickly responded and located an adult female in her sixties who had been seriously injured, and emergency personnel were providing trauma first-aid. She was transported to hospital in critical condition where she remains in serious condition. An adult male in his thirties was subsequently taken into custody.

Later in the evening, RCMP attended to the 300 block of Toronto Street regarding their initial homicide investigation. An adult male in his seventies was located deceased and believed to be the victim of a homicide. The WPS Homicide Unit has assumed the investigation.

Members of the WPS Homicide Unit and the RCMP Major Crimes Services continue to investigate all three of these incidents and believe they may be related.

No charges have been laid at this time.


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