Author Topic: George Barry Levins - Murder? - October 24, 1985 - Brandon, Man  (Read 5633 times)


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In the early morning hours of Thursday, October 24, 1985, real estate agent George Barry Levins' body was found crumpled on a bicycle path of Braecrest Drive near 18th Street. It appeared he was struck by a vehicle with such force that it knocked him out of his shoes.

An autopsy revealed the cause of death. The roughly 41 year old victim's injuries were consistent with those of someone who was struck by a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed.

Brandon Police investigated with the aid of the RCMP crime lab.

With the available evidence, the vehicle believed to have struck Barry was a GMC Sierra Classic half-ton truck manufactured between 1980 and 1982.

Barry spent his last evening at a North Hill bar called 'Spats'. A close friend advised Barry he had been drinking too much to drive home. Barry agreed and gave his friend his jacket which contained his wallet and keys. None of the people Barry knew saw him leave. His close friend assumed Barry was given a ride home when he could not be located.

Barry wore an unusual piece of jewelry in the form of a ring. It was carved ivory and sterling silver. A 'scrimshaw' ring associated with an ancient craft of seamen.

Anyone who saw Barry in his last hours, saw the incident and/or the vehicle in question are encouraged to contact the Brandon Police Service.

George Barry Levins is buried in Rosewood Memorial Gardens.

Past Investigating Officers:
Const. Barry Gillingham
Const. Douglas Bottley
Sgt. Shane Corley
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