UPDATE: Police Identify Windsor's First Homicide Victim of 2019

Police have released the name of the victim of Windsor's first homicide of 2019.

The victim has been identified as 63-year-old Gerardine Butterfield.

At 7:30 p.m. on May 25th, police were called to an apartment at 591 Wellington Ave., near Wyandotte St. W.,  for a report of a deceased female.

Investigators contained the scene and canvassed the area, speaking to a number of witnesses in the neighbourhood.

Not long after, the case was deemed a homicide.

Sergeant Steve Betteridge says they hope to hear from the public as the search for suspects continues. 

"We are hoping that releasing her name will give any type of information we're looking for," says Betteridge. "If it can jog somebody's memory.  If they can piece something together that seems suspicious."

Betteridge tells AM800 News they want to detail the chronology before the homicide.

"Our detectives are looking to piece together her last several hours and days leading up to this event," notes Betteridge. "We're hoping someone has information to bring forward to us and always they can contact us directly or anonymously through Crime Stoppers."

Betteridge add the cause of death was not immediately clear to the officers.

"There was very little information as to how this person became deceased," says Betteridge. So the scene was contained and an investigation was launched in the totality of all the information gathered.  That's evidence at the scene, speaking to a number of witnesses that have been located, that's information back from an autopsy that has been conducted."

Detectives from the Major Crimes Branch continue to actively investigate this case.