Swan River Fatal House Fire Now a Homicide Investigation

RCMP Media Release |

On August 8, 2015, shortly before 2:00 am, Swan River RCMP attended a residence in the Starlite Trailer Court in response to a call of a residential fire.

Officers arrived at the scene and found the residence fully engulfed in flames. The body of a 64 year old male, identified as the lone resident of the home, was located inside. He has since been identified as Rene Distefano, AKA “Rambler”.

RCMP Major Crime Services are investigating the death as a homicide and are requesting the assistance of the public.

RCMP ask that anyone with information call the Swan River RCMP at 204-734-4686, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).