Update #5 - Portage la Prairie RCMP investigating suspicious deaths

April 15, 2022
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

News release


At approximately 8:30 pm this evening, officers with the Winnipeg Police Service descended upon the downtown area and arrested Trevis McLeod without incident.

McLeod has been turned over to RCMP Major Crime Services.

The RCMP would like to thank the Winnipeg Police Service for their partnership and assistance in this matter.

Further updates will be provided when available.

The Manitoba RCMP continues to search for Trevis McLeod, 50, who is WANTED on three counts of 2nd Degree Murder and Arson. The victims were members of his family, including his 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter as well as his 32-year-old wife.

The Manitoba RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service have deployed a number of resources, including specialized units, to locate and safely arrest Trevis.

Recent sightings have placed Trevis in the City of Winnipeg.

Trevis McLeod's confirmed movements in Winnipeg include:

  • On the afternoon of Monday, April 11, Trevis was seen on Magnus Avenue.
  • On Tuesday, April 12, at 1:30 am, Trevis was in the St. Boniface area.
  • On Tuesday, April 12, at 2:20 pm, Trevis was at the Millenium Library and shortly thereafter, walked through the downtown skywalk.

He was last seen wearing glasses, a dark colored ball cap, black coat, black pants, black shoes and is carrying a black bag.

It is believed that he does not have access to a vehicle and will be on foot.

He is considered DANGEROUS, DO NOT APPROACH, and call 911 immediately if seen.

Everyone living or working in downtown Winnipeg needs to be aware that Trevis may be in the area. No one should hesitate to call 911 if he is seen. RCMP and Winnipeg Police officers are actively patrolling and will respond immediately.

The possibility remains that Trevis may return to the Portage la Prairie area.

"This was a horrific and tragic crime that took the lives of a mother and her two small children," said Superintendent Rob Lasson, Officer in Charge of Major Crime Services. "Our priority is to locate and arrest Trevis as soon as possible and we are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 911 immediately."

The RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service are sharing information and working closely together in an effort to safely arrest Trevis McLeod.

Update #3 - Portage la Prairie RCMP investigating suspicious deaths

On April 10, 2022, at approximately 1:00 am, Manitoba RCMP officers responded to a report of a house fire on 7th Street SE in Portage la Prairie.

When officers arrived, the Portage la Prairie Fire Department was already on scene and had entered the home to ensure the safety of all residents. The search resulted in three deceased individuals being located inside the home.

They have been identified as a 32-year-old female, a 6-year-old female and a 3-year-old male. All three victims are from Portage la Prairie and from the same family. A mother and her two children.

The investigation has determined the victims sustained injuries that were not associated to the fire. Their deaths have been confirmed to be the result of homicide.

On April 12, 2022, Trevis Mcleod, 50, was charged with Arson and three counts of 2nd Degree Murder.

The Manitoba RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service are actively searching for Trevis Mcleod.

Trevis Mcleod was seen in Winnipeg on April 11 and April 12. It is believed that he remains in the Winnipeg area.

He is considered dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who may have seen Trevis or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.


Contact information

Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations

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