Jennifer Barrett found dead, decomposing in a barrel full of chemicals

Winnipeg police said a barrel with human remains was found last year on the property of a home in the Waverley Heights neighborhood. A search warrant was obtained on December 1, 2016, and police required forensic lab results to determine the identity of the victim.

Police said the victim was placed in a 170 liter drum along with chemicals to speed up decomposition. Police said the autopsy revealed the victim, Jennifer Barrett 42, was beaten to death sometime in august, then placed in the barrel.

Barrett’s 3 roommates have been charged with her death. Perez Adaryll Cleveland, 43, has been charged with first-degree murder. Jessica Elizabeth Reid, 34, of Winnipeg, and Holley Alyssa Sullivan, 28, of Calgary are charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Update: Little information in the death of Canon Franklin Beardy

Winnipeg Police and Paramedics were called to a home on Magnus Avenue between Powers and Andrews streets at around 11pm on February 6th on report of an injured man.

Canon Franklin Beardy, 28, was found in the home suffering from multiple serious injuries. Beardy was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Update Feb 19th
Police were issued a court order to authorize the publication of the minor Justin Harper, 16, and Joshua Leclerc, 19. Both are wanted on second degree murder charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Michelle Riley dies after serious assault in Toronto

Toronto police were called to a building at 500 Dawes Road, on February 16th at 8:30am on report of an injured woman. Police found 36 year old Michelle Riley without vital signs.

Paramedics attempts to revive Riley failed, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brian Williams, 51, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder. Williams is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Friday, February, 17, 2017.

The relationship between the victim and the accused has yet to be established.
The Death of Michelle Riley is the 10th Toronto homicide this year. The 2017 Toronto Homicide Victim List and links to stories is available here.

Winnipeg Bus driver Irvine Fraser dies from stab wound

According to the Winnipeg Transit union, Irvine Fraser 58, was at his last stop on February 14th just before 2am when he went to the back of the bus to wake a sleeping passenger.

The confrontation turned violent when 22 year old Brian Kyle Thomas attacked Fraser. The altercation ended with Fraser being stabbed outside his bus. Fraser was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Brian Kyle Thomas, 22,  has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Irvine Fraser, Thomas has also been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon.

The death of Irvine Fraser is the 5th homicide this year. The Winnipeg 2017 homicide victim’s list is available here.

Shawn Curtis George found dead on Port Coquitlam trail

RCMP responded to a report of an injured man on the Traboulay PoCo Trail behind the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre on February 11th at around 10pm.

The victim, 44 year old Shawn Curtis George died at the scene from injuries consistent with foul play. George who was known to police lived in the Tri-Cities area.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

Stephen George Fraser charged with the death of a man in Kamloops

Kamloops police responded to a call of a disturbance at the 9000 block of Dallas Drive on February 11th at around 9:30pm. Police arrived at the RV park to find Stephen George Fraser, 56, being held down by several witnesses.

Police arrested Fraser before finding the 26 year old unresponsive. The victim’s whose  name is being withheld at this time, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stephen Fraser has been charged with second degree murder in the death of the 26 year old.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at (250)-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


Update, Victim identified: Little information available in Vancouver’s 3rd homicide of 2017

Vancouver police were called to a home at Prince Albert Street and East 49th Avenue on February 9th just after midnight on report of an injured man.

The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. The cause of death has not been released, and no arrests made.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update February 14th
Vancouver police have identified the victim as Maninder Singh Braich 38. No arrests have been made at this time.

The 2017 Vancouver homicide victim list can be found here.

Angela McAdorey found dead in St Catharines home

Niagara Regional Police were called to a home at 17 Appleby Drive on February 10th at around 11:30 am. On arrival police found Angela McAdorey, 39, obvious signs of trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The estranged husband of the deceased Karl McAdorey was arrested at the scene and charged with second degree murder.
the cause of death has not been released at this time.