After being found dead in a burning apartment building, the Homicide Unit continued to investigate Star Alicia Thomas' death and found the suspect.

As previously released:
On January 3, 2023,  at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 700 block of Sargent Avenue for an apartment fire. The WFPS was on the scene, and paramedics transported an adult female to the hospital who succumbed to her injuries.
Due to the nature of this death, the Homicide Unit took over the investigation.
The deceased was identified as Star Alicia Thomas, a 23-year-old female from Winnipeg.

Then on March 27, 2023, a 26-year-old male, Joey Robertson Lecoy of Winnipeg, was arrested and charged with Thomas’ murder. The accused, Lecoy and the victim Thomas were previously known to each other.
Lecoy was charged with the following offences:
- Second Degree Murder
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Orders x 5
He was detained in custody.