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Evelyn Stewart - Unsolved Murder (Winnipeg 1998)
« on: April 06, 2007, 12:44:43 AM »
The Evelyn Stewart Murder
 
Evelyn Stewart
At approximately 5:15 a.m. on the morning of Friday, March 20, 1998, the body of 25-year old Evelyn Stewart was found in the parking lot of Gateway Industries, 2 Point Douglas Avenue, by employees of the company. She was still alive when located, but was suffering from massive trauma to the head. She was pronounced dead 45 minutes later at the St. Boniface Hospital.

Stewart worked in the area as a prostitute and was last seen alive at 3:00 a.m. that morning in the area of the Mount Royal Hotel, only a few blocks from Gateway Industries. The area was known to be used on occasion by prostitutes and it is believed that Stewart was killed by one of her clients over some perceived wrong (either past or present) shortly before 5:00 a.m. Unfortunately, investigations are often hampered by the lifestyle of prostitutes as their activities immediately prior to their death are hard to establish and previous customers are not likely or willing to step forward with information.

Due to the severity of her injuries it is possible that the vehicle used by the killer may still have traces of her blood in it. Furthermore, while there is no indication that a sexual assault occurred, several biological samples were recovered from the crime scene which may hold a clue as to the suspects identity.
If you have any information about this case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 786-TIPS (8477), or e-mail Sgt. Al Bradbury and Det. Jon Lutz of the Cold Case Homicide Unit.