UPDATE: 3 people dead in Scarborough crossbow shooting

Scarborough police responded to reports of a stabbing on Thursday August 25th , only to arrive to find 3 people dead in a garage of a home.

Two men and a woman were found with crossbow bolt  injuries, and the weapon near by. Paramedics said the two men and the woman were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth victim suffered minor injuries and is being held in custody by police.

More to come…


Brett Ryan, 35 Was arrested August 25th and is facing three charges of first degree murder. The names of the victims have not been released.

Tylor McInnis found dead in trunk of a car

Tylor McInnis 26, was found dead in the trunk of a stolen car that was abandoned in a North Preston Cemetery on August 23.

Police said that the car was reported stolen at around 2 pm on August 23, and found in St. Thomas Baptist Church cemetery a short time after.

An autopsy conducted on August 24th proved the death of McInnis to be a homicide, however police are not releasing the cause of death at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

UPDATE : Afternoon shooting in Toronto takes the life of John Ignagni

Toronto Police responded to reports of a collision on King Street West at around 12:15 in the afternoon on August 21st. Police arrived to find a male victim dead,with gunshot wounds near a motorcycle.

Cst. Victor Kwong said that the shooting happened in an underground parking garage on Crawford Street.

More information will be posted as it comes available.

**UPDATE** August 22
Police have identified the victim of what is thought to be a targetted attack as John Ignagni 33.

Police are looking for a white male who was seen leaving the area on a bicycle, wearing a dark bicycle helmet.

The death of John Ignagni is Toronto’s 44th homicide of 2016.  You can find Toronto’s 2016 homicide list here.


Toronto Homicide Victim List 2016

January 2016
#1 –Joseph Petit
#2 –Annunziata Melaragno
#3 –Alfredo Patriarca
# 4 –Alva Dixon
#5 –Tevin James
#6 –Adedotun Agunbiade
#7 –Rocco Zito
#8 –David Eminess
#9 – Quinn Taylor
#10 –Sylvia Consuelo

#11 –Saed Kaylie
#12 – John Doe
#13 –Kiowa Wind McComb
#14 –John Doe
#15 –Bryan Agyei
#16 –Husani Robinson

#17 –John Doe
#18 –Kenneth Oxley
#19 –Josiah Haye
#20 –Eleanor Campbell
#21 –Ceyon Carrington

#22 –Julian Weekes
#23 –Julio Soto
#24 –Daniel John Lypka
#25- Gabriel Nikov
#26 –Abdullah Farah
#27 –Cynthia Mullapudi
#28 –Joseph Anzolona

#29 –Candice Rochelle Bobb
# 30 –Ramsey Whitefish

#31 –John Doe
#32 –Christopher McLean
#33 –Sukhvir Deo

#34 –Justin Bokma
#35 –Lafrance Matthews
#36 –George Auld
#37 -Abdirizak Hersi
#38 – John Doe
#39 –Jenyon Middleton
#40 – Stephen Russell

#41 – Katherine (Kathy) Plytas
#42 – Steven Doyle
#43 – Melissa Cooper (the homicide took place in April 2016)
#44 – John Ignagni
#45 – John Doe
#46 – John Doe
#47 – Jane Doe



*Update* Charges laid: Partial torso found in a bag behind Toronto Butcher shop

Toronto police said employees at Charlie’s Meat and Seafood found the remains at around 11:30am on April 19th.  The remains were found inside a rubber garbage bin behind the shop.

The partial torso found was not in an advanced state of decomposition, leaving the coroner to believe it had only been there for a few hours.  Police said the remains are of a light skinned woman.

An autopsy is underway, authorities hope it help solve the mystery of what might have happened to the victim.


Police have released the identity of the woman whose partial torso was found behind a Toronto butcher shop.  The woman, Melissa Cooper 30 of Toronto was reported missing several weeks before her body was found.

Albert Ian Ohab 38, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged with one count of indignity to a dead body.

August 19th 2016:

Police have charged Albert Ian Ohab with second degree murder in the death on Melissa Cooper.

July 2016 Canadian Homicide Statistics

Canada July Murder Count: 37 (July 2015 45 Murders)
Males: 27
Females: 10
Age of Youngest Victim: 17
Age of Oldest Victim: 83

July 2015 Canadian Homicide statistics can be found here.

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 16
BC 6
MB 5
AB 3
SK 2
QC 2
YT 1
NL 1
NB 1
PE 0
NU 0
NT 0
NS 0

Murders by Type
Beating 3
Shooting 14
Stabbing 3
Other 4
Unknown 13

Murders By City
Toronto 7
Winnipeg 4
Surrey 3
Whitefish Lake First Nation 2
Ottawa 2
Edmonton 2
Watson Lake 1
Victoriaville 1
Timmins 1
Thunder Bay 1
St. Jean Baptiste 1
St John 1
Saskatoon 1
Port Moody 1
Pelican Narrows 1
Midland 1
Hamilton 1
Grenville-sur-la-Rouge 1
Coquitlam 1
Conception Bay 1
Chilliwack 1
Calgary 1
Ajax 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide:
Kelly, Sean Christopher, 27, Surrey BC
Anderson, John Robert Oliver, 40, Chilliwack BC
Auld, George, 83, Toronto ON
Baillie, Sara, 34, Calgary AB
Bedard, Jordan, Pelican Narrows, SK
Bokma, Justin, 42, Toronto ON
Boratynec, Tammy, 43, St John NB
Campbell, Brenda, 51, Winnipeg MB
Cantre, Nikosis Jace, Saskatoon, SK
Chand, Brendan Aditya, 27, Surrey BC
Doe, Jane, Port Moody, BC
Doe, Jane, 22, Coquitlam BC
Doe, Jane, 54, St. Jean Baptiste MB
Doe, John, Toronto, ON
Donio, Brent, 18, Thunder Bay ON
Elemond, Judith, 22, Victoriaville QC
Ferrigon, Vernie, 33, Ajax ON
Giraudel, Andy, 36, Watson Lake YT
Grey, Corey, 19, Whitefish Lake First Nation ON
Hersi, Abdirizak, 20, Toronto ON
Holly, Daniel, 34, Edmonton AB
Laboucan, Dylan, 17, Whitefish Lake First Nation ON
Leger, Tarique, 19, Ottawa ON
Mack, Jeremy, 36, Ottawa ON
Matthews, LeFrance, 41, Toronto ON
McKinnon Bendon, John, 61, Winnipeg MB
Middleton, Jenyon, 30, Toronto ON
Miller, Steven, 25, Conception Bay NL
Mitton, Marilyn, 65, Hamilton ON
Munian, Randy, 40, Edmonton AB
Paul, Kingston, 20, Winnipeg MB
Portelance, Marielle, 30, Grenville-sur-la-Rouge QC
Russell, Stephen, 58, Toronto ON
Sandhu, Jatinder, 28, Surrey BC
Stott, Corby, 29, Midland ON
Theriault, Austin, 19, Timmins ON
Weenusk, Cyril, 26, Winnipeg MB

Joseph Sarikakis, victim of a Montreal homicide

Montreal police received a call of multiple gunshots  at around 11:30 am on Thursday. Joseph Sarikakis 45 was found injured while in his car on August 18th in the Montreal borough of Ahuntsic Cartierville.  He was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries.

Bullet casing were found at the scene, however police would not say if the victim was shot.

Two men ages 25 and 27 have been arrested in connection with the death of Joseph Sarikakis

Sarikakis was known to police and had a lengthy criminal record.

**UPDATE**-Eugene Allan Harris found dead in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police have not offered much information on the death of Eugene Allan Harris 62. Winnipeg police said they responded to a call on August 16th at around 10am on Bannerman Avenue. Police arrived to find Eugene Harris dead, and foul play is suspected.

No further information will be released at this time.

Update- August 21st

Vincent Morin  31, has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Harris.  Police said the Autopsy showed injuries that were consistent with an assault.

Gurdev “Dave” Hair identified at the victim of the Abbotsford homicide

Abbotsford police received a report of shots fired on Crown Court August 17th at around 9pm. The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police believe the attack was targeted.

The IHIT (Integrated Homicide Investigation Team)  reported on August 18th that the victim had been identified as Gurdev “Dave” Hair 45.

A man by the same name was wanted in a 2012 Kidnapping and torture of a 44 year old Mission BC man.

**UPDATE**Hit and run that took the life of Steven Doyle, being investigated as a homicide

On Monday August 15th at around 5:45 pm, Steven Doyle, 27, was deliberately struck by a vehicle on the west side of George Street, The driver of a blue Dodge Caravan drove on to the side walk and hit Doyle.

Steven Doyle was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are looking for the driver. He is said to be slim,  between 5’8 to 5’10”, with dark-brown shoulder length hair and glasses.

Anyone with information should contact police at 416-808-7400

UPDATE -August 24

Ayubullo Mohammad-Daud 21, was arrested today and charged with first degree murder in the death of Steven Doyle.