Trevis McLeod: Winnipeg police arrest Portage la Prairie man wanted in death by wife and children

Trevis Mcleod, who was wanted for the death of his wife and two children, was arrested by Winnipeg police Friday night.

The Manitoba RCMP said officers from the Winnipeg Police Service arrested McLeod in downtown about 8:30 p.m., saying the arrest was without incident.

The RCMP said McLeod has been handed over to its Major Crime Services.

McLeod was wanted for three counts of second-degree murder and one arson after his family was found dead early Sunday in a fire-damaged duplex in Portage la Prairie.

The victims were identified as a 32-year-old woman, her six-year-old daughter and her three-year-old son.

McLeod was originally remanded in custody on Sunday but was released and the RCMP said they did not have enough evidence to hold him.

After his release, McLeod was told that he should live at a specific address in Portage and should stay away from five people mentioned in his released order.

The RCMP later said McLeod is believed to be in Winnipeg, and he was later spotted downtown Tuesday, in both the Millennium Library and downtown skywalk system.

The RCMP thanked Winnipeg Police for their assistance with the arrest and said more information will be provided when available.

The charges against McLeod have not been proven in court.

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