SWAN RIVER — RCMP are now investigating a fatal trailer fire at Starlite Trailer Court in Swan River as a homicide.
On Saturday just before 2 a.m., Swan River RCMP responded to a call of a residential fire at the trailer court.
When emergency crews arrived on scene the home was fully engulfed in flames. The body of 64-year-old Rene Distefano, also known as Rambler, was found inside. He was the lone resident of the trailer.
RCMP Major Crimes Services are investigating the incident as a homicide and are asking the public for help. If you have any information you are asked to call the Swan River RCMP at 1-204-734-4686 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Swan River is approximately 500 kilometers north of Winnipeg.