Police name man found dead at fire scene; homicide unit investigating

A man's body was found in this Pritchard Avenue home after firefighters put out a fire Monday. The Winnipeg police homicide unit is investigating. Jeremy Desrochers / Global News

WINNIPEG – The man found Monday in a Pritchard Avenue home following a fire was Justin Harvey Chezick, 42, police said Wednesday.

Police who were already at the home called firefighters to the home in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue at about 7:30 a.m., fire officials said Monday.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and said two cats had died in the blaze, but Chezick’s body was later found in the house.

Homicide unit investigators ask anyone with information to call them at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

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