1963-?? Update

Archive - 1963

Homicide #??

Victim - Danyluk, Harry (69)
Accused - UNSOLVED
Charge -

On August 27th, 1963 at about 6:15 a.m. the body of 69 year-old Harry Danyluk was discovered at the rear of 69 Ellen Street in a parking lot. Danyluk had been severely beaten about the face and left for dead. An autopsy on Mr. Danyluk showed that he had suffered a broken cheek bone and both sides of his jaw being fractured.

Harry Danyluk lived in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, and was in Winnipeg due to his being employed as a cook for CP Rail in the passenger cars.

On the night previous to his death, Danyluk had been drinking at the Stock Exchange Hotel on Logan Avenue with some co-workers and stated he had to make a phone call, never to return to the table. Danyluk, being familiar with the area, may have simply left the bar to attend to other drinking establishments downtown. Danyluk was possibly last seen by a taxi cab driver the previous night at about 10:40 p.m. as a man matching Harry Danyluk's description took the cab with two unknown younger males to the McLaren Hotel.

The cab driver made a special note of this fare due to the apparent age difference between the two males and Danyluk.

The males were described as Metis, 18 to 20 years of age, 135 to 140 pounds with black hair. The pair were dressed in black clothing and “needed haircuts”. The involvement of the males is unknown but they are the last people seen with Danyluk while he was alive.

Danyluk was regarded by his fellow employees a friendly person that did not make enemies. The motive for Danyluk's killing may have been Robbery as he was seen carrying a wallet the previous night by the cab driver. Danyluk may also have been carrying a cheap pocket watch with the brand name “Westclox”. Both items were missing from his body.

Due to the year this homicide occurred, it is likely that the person or people involved are elderly or deceased today. Any information would be welcome to give closure to this case. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call police.

If you have any information about this case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 786-TIPS (8477).

Unsolved Details taken directly from Winnipeg Police Service website.