Man wanted in fatal Portage la Prairie house fire believed to be in Winnipeg

A man wanted in connection with the deaths of a mother and her two children following a house fire in Portage la Prairie is believed to be in Winnipeg, and RCMP warn the suspect is considered dangerous.

The bodies of a 32-year-old woman, her 6-year-old daughter and her 3-year-old boy were found in a home on 7th Street SE following a fire around 1 a.m. Sunday.

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In a release Tuesday, police said all three victims sustained injuries not associated with the fire and their deaths are now considered homicides.

Police had previously called the deaths suspicious. A man was taken into custody in connection with the fire Sunday but was later released.

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Police on scene after a fatal fire at a Portage la Prairie home. Rudi Pawlychyn/Global News

On Tuesday, police said an arrest warrant has since been issued for Trevis Mcleod, 50, on three counts of second-degree murder and arson.

Police say McLeod was last seen in Winnipeg on Monday and Tuesday and is believed to still be in the Winnipeg area.

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Investigators warn McLeod should not be approached.

Anyone who may have seen McLeod or has information about his whereabouts should call 911 immediately, police say.


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