A grisly discovery greeted police officers Wednesday afternoon when they got a call to North Central Regina.
Police were called around 4 p.m. about a man who wasn’t breathing. Officers headed to a home on the 700 block of Retallack Street, near 1st Avenue, where they found a man dead.
Looking through the house, officers found a second man who was also dead.
A neighbour tells News Talk Radio she heard a scream from the nearby townhouse-style complex, people were shaking, a baby was crying and one of the two men was cold to the touch.
However, the neighbour wasn’t sure what happened. That’s when police were called.
Jacob Badger passed by the scene a day later, as it was still highlighted with yellow police tape and an officer on guard. Badger claims one of the two men who died was his cousin, who he said was only in his early-30s.
“I’m actually still in shock. I haven’t been able to process it yet and it’s going to be a while until I process it,” he said. “Coming home just to find out that he’s gone, it’s heartbreaking.”
Badger said his cousin wasn’t a violent person and did not hang out with violent people. But violence was all around him, Badger continued, describing the neighbourhood as “rough” with plenty of crime in the area.
Police confirm the two deceased men were ages 32 and 33. Both have been identified and their families have been notified. Their names are not being released at this time.
Police haven’t said how the two died, or whether they consider the deaths suspicious.
Autopsies have been ordered.