APTN National News
WINNIPEG—Winnipeg police investigators used footage from several downtown surveillance cameras to track the suspect linked to the murders of two men whose bodies were found across the street from each other Saturday, APTN National News has learned.
The Winnipeg police service is expected to announce charges against the suspect during a press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. local time.
The body of Donald Collins, 65, was found at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The body of Stony Stanley Bushie, 48, was found at about 6 p.m. the same day.
Winnipeg police previously released images of a man they called a “person of interest” that were captured by a surveillance camera from the Quest Inn downtown hotel.
Investigators used surveillance footage from several other cameras to track the suspect’s movements through the downtown area as he passed behind homeless shelters and other downtown hotels, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
The surveillance video shows a man leading Bushie around a construction zone before dragging him to the ground and beating him with a blunt object.
The video shows a man, dressed in a dark-coloured, long-sleeve top and carrying a backpack, dragging Bushie’s limp body to the place where it was later found. Bushie’s body was found 21 hours later by a security guard doing his Saturday evening rounds. The body was found behind a small trailer surrounded by a red pylon, a plank of particle board and a pile of pipes.
Police investigators have also not ruled out a link between the two weekend murders and the April 10 killing of another homeless man.