Drugs may be to blame for 2 bodies found in parked car, Winnipeg police say

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WINNIPEG —; Winnipeg police have identified the bodies found in a car parked in the city’s North End area Monday, as two men aged 35 and 27.

Police did not give out the names of the two men or where they are from, but said their next of kin had been notified.

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“The investigation has revealed that the occupants had been deceased for a period of time and the cause of death, although unconfirmed, may involve drug use,” Const. Jason Michalyshen said at a media conference Tuesday.

Around 10:30 a.m., Monday, police were called to the 200 block of College Avenue after someone noticed two people who appeared to be passed out. Police later determined the two people were dead inside the vehicle.

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    Police said they handled the case as discreetly as possible because the car was parked near Machray Elementary School.

    Possibility of drugs

    Michalyshen said they cannot confirm the cause of death, as they’re still waiting on results from autopsies. However, he did say police are looking into the possibility of a connection to fentanyl or carfentanil.

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    “These drugs are on the back of our minds and very present in our community,” Michalyshen said. “That door is not closed…there was evidence to suggest drugs or paraphernalia was present in the car”.

    Police are continuing to investigate.

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