Housefire that killed 2 in northwestern Manitoba now considered a homicide: RCMP

Manitoba RCMP say a housefire that killed two people on a northwestern Manitoba First Nation last week is now being investigated as a homicide.

Thompson RCMP were called to the fire at a home on Northlands Denesuline First Nation (Lac Brochet) around 7 a.m. on Sept 9.

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Police have previously said they were told that one, or possibly two adults from the community may have been in the home at the time of the fire.

The remains of two people were found in the home once the fire was put out. The bodies were sent to Winnipeg for autopsy.

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On Wednesday police said investigators now consider the two adults’ deaths to be homicides.

Police haven’t identified the victims or released any further information about the case.

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RCMP major crime services and the Office of the Fire Commissioner continue to investigate.

Northlands Denesuline First Nation is 1,011 km northwest of Winnipeg.

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