Police Request Help Identifying Suspect in Murder of Dean Yurkiw

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Police have new DNA evidence, recovered from the crime scene, that has provided information on a suspect in the murder of Dean Wade Yurkiw.

Dean had been stabbed in the 300 block of Redwood Avenue on August 4th, 2017. The photo below is of Dean Yurkiw.

Police are now able to provide the following suspect description and are requesting the public’s help in identifying the individual.

  • Indigenous male in his early 20’s
  • Approximately 5’7” in height
  • Thin build
  • Short brown hair, possibly with a buzz-cut
  • Wearing a long-sleeved plaid shirt, grey in colour, and aqua green coloured shirt under the plaid shirt and longer dark blue shorts.

Police believe the suspect lives or lived in the area at the time of the murder close to where Dean was discovered and that people in the community would have seen the suspect in the area.

Police are asking anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).