Tragedy Strikes: Winnipeg Community Mourns the Loss of Edison Leslie Erskine

The city of Winnipeg is reeling from the tragic loss of Edison Leslie Erskine, who was fatally shot in the early hours of April 9, 2024. Known for his kindness and warm smile, Erskine leaves behind a loving family and a wide circle of friends who are devastated by his untimely death. The outpouring of support and condolences from the community has been overwhelming, a testament to the impact Erskine had on those around him.

The circumstances surrounding Erskine’s death have added to the grief and confusion. The Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit has identified a suspect: 32-year-old Jordan Tyler Trachilis. Trachilis has been charged with Second Degree Murder in connection with Erskine’s death. Investigators believe Erskine and Trachilis were involved in an argument that tragically escalated into violence. The exact nature of their relationship is still under investigation, leaving many unanswered questions for Erskine’s grieving loved ones.

The loss of Erskine has sent shockwaves throughout the Daniel McIntyre neighborhood and beyond. Residents are grappling with feelings of fear, sadness, and disbelief as they come to terms with the senseless violence that claimed the life of a cherished member of their community.

In the wake of this tragedy, the Winnipeg Police Service is urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward. Whether it’s eyewitness accounts or video surveillance footage, every piece of information is crucial in helping investigators piece together what happened that fateful night.

Those who wish to assist in the investigation can contact the Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS or online at

As the community mourns the loss of Erskine, they are also coming together to offer support to his grieving family and friends. Acts of kindness, compassion, and solidarity are helping to provide some comfort during this difficult time, reminding everyone that even in the face of tragedy, the strength of community prevails.

Erskine’s memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He will be remembered for his warmth, his laughter, and the positive impact he made on the lives of others. As the community continues to grapple with this senseless loss, they are united in their determination to seek justice for Erskine and ensure that his legacy of love and kindness endures.