Crime and Police

Sisters charged with manslaughter after man found dead in apartment on Elgin Ave

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The Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit has made a second arrest in the death of 64-year-old John Buesnel.

Buesnel was found dead in an apartment building on the 400 block of Elgin Avenue in the early morning hours of Aug. 24.

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Taylor Lapierre, 24, and Shyla Lee Walker, 31, have been charged with manslaughter and detained in custody.

Police say the women are sisters.

On Thursday, detectives arrested Taylor in the 300 block of Aikins Street. Shyla Lee, turned herself in over the weekend.

It is believed that the sisters knew Buesnel as an acquaintance and were socializing with him before the homicide.

Buesnel is the city’s 28th murder of the year.

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