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Fatal fire in Swan River now considered homicide

RCMP are investigating the death of Rene Distefano as a homicide and are asking for the public's help. Global News

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 Crime Services investigate the death of Rene Distefano.
RCMP Major Crime Services investigate the death of Rene Distefano. RCMP handout

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.

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Swan River is approximately 500 kilometers north of Winnipeg.

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