2009-06 Update


Detail added.

Archive - 2009

Homicide #2009-06

Date - 2009-01-31

Victim - Henderson, Jessie Edward (23)
Victim - Baptiste, Dennis Ray (23)
Accused - UNSOLVED
Charge -

On January 31, 2009, in the early Saturday morning, residents in the area of a normally quiet Maryland street six-plex had heard figthing coming from the complex and later a fire alarm.

One of the residents discovered a man in a pool of blood at the bottom of a flight of stairs and when police were called, another injured man was found inside the two-storey apartment.

The victims, Jessie Edward Henderson and Dennis Ray Baptiste, who were both 23-years-old, were taken to hospital, and pronounced dead.

There was a fire that had burnt itself out when police arrived. This may have been set to cover evidence but it may also have been simply some food left cooking on the stove.

Both men had multiple stab wounds to the upper body and it was determined that they did not stab themselves.

Both men were known gang associates. Henderson had a very lenghty criminal record, while Baptiste was facing charges of mischief and break and entering.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 786-8477.


(February 2, 2009). Double-homicide victims identified. Winnipeg Free Press.

Turner, James. (February 3, 2009). Don't judge slain man, family pleads. Winnipeg Free Press.