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2019 death of Brandon man now being investigated as homicide: police

Brandon police are investigating after an autopsy found a man's death last spring was not of natural causes.
Brandon police are investigating after an autopsy found a man's death last spring was not of natural causes. File Photo

A Brandon man thought to have died of a heart attack last spring was actually the victim of foul play, police now report.

Police and emergency crews were called to reports of a man suffering cardiac arrest at a home in the 3500 block of Willowdale Crescent around 7:40 a.m. March 1, 2019.

Eugene Kakewash, 49, was dead when police arrived.

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Police said Thursday an autopsy has since found Kakewash did not die of natural causes, and the Major Crimes Section now considers the case a homicide.

Police aren’t releasing the cause of death or any further details about the case, but do say they’ve spoken to a number of people in connection with their ongoing investigation.

Anyone with additional information on Kakewash’s death is asked to call investigators at 204-729-2345.

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