On February 28, 2017, Powerview RCMP received a report of a shooting at a residence in St. Georges, Manitoba. Upon arrival, officers discovered two males, aged 43 and 35 years old, deceased. The investigation determined the deaths to be homicides.
A dedicated team was put in place to investigate these homicides which resulted in the formation of Project Distort. The Project consisted of investigators from the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit and Powerview Detachment. After an intensive investigation, three individuals were arrested and charged.
On December 13, 2018, the RCMP Major Crime Unit charged 54-year-old Claude Francis Guimond of Fort Alexander, Manitoba, with two counts of First Degree murder.
On May 2, 2019, 22-year-old, Shezna Cynthia Guimond of Fort Alexander, Manitoba, was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder and Accessory to Murder After the Fact.
On May 7, 2019, 28-year-old Jason Andrew Bruyere of Fort Alexander, Manitoba, was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder and Accessory to Murder After the Fact.
All three suspects are currently in custody.
“This was a complex investigation that required resources from numerous RCMP units,” said Cpl. Laura Ledrew, of the RCMP Major Crimes Unit. “Working together, we have spent over two-and-a-half-years conducting an in-depth investigation to determine those responsible. We do not anticipate any further arrests.”