First Degree Murder Charges Laid in Winnipeg, Calgary and Winnipeg Females Charged

Winnipeg, Manitoba – After an investigation that spanned several months, homicide investigators have arrested and charged the following individuals in connection with the murder of Jennifer BARRETT, 42-years-old. Barrett’s death had not previously been released.

  • Perez Adaryll CLEVELAND, 43, Canadian Citizen (Born USA)   Charged: First Degree Murder
  • Jessica Elizabeth REID, 34, of Winnipeg   Charged: Accessory After the Fact to Murder
  • Holley Alyssa SULLIVAN, 28,of Calgary   Charged: Accessory After the Fact to Murder
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All three have been detained in custody.

In the late fall of 2016, homicide detectives began an investigation into human remains that had been recovered.

The victim – Barrett, and the three accused shared a residence in the Waverley Heights neighbourhood of Winnipeg. In August, 2016, the victim had succumbed to injuries sustained during an assault that lasted several days. The victim’s remains were placed in a barrel along with several chemical agents which hastened the decomposition of the body. The barrel had been left on the property.

A search warrant was executed on December 1, 2016. Forensic lab results were required to confirm the identity of the deceased.

As a result of this lengthy investigation, Cleveland was arrested while in custody at Headingley Gaol, Reid was arrested at a residence in Winnipeg, and Sullivan was arrested with the assistance of Calgary Police Service.

Police File R16-92861

Winnipeg Police Service


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