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.
Montreal police responded to a report of a deceased male inside an apartment on Ranger St on August 16th at around 2pm.
Police arrived to find a 55 year old man dead. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, however police say the suspicious manner is pointing towards homicide.
RCMP were called to Cote First Nation in the early hours of August 13th on report of an unresponsive female. The 20 year old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy conducted on August 15th proved the suspicious death to be a homicide.
UPDATE- September 2
Morgan Cote a 34 year old man from Cote First Nation has been charged with second degree murder in the death of the 20 year old woman.
Canada July Murder Count: 42 (July 2015 45 Murders)
Age of Youngest Victim: 5
Age of Oldest Victim: 88
July 2015 Canadian Homicide statistics can be found here.
Murders By Province or Territory
Murders by Type
Murders By City
Whitefish Lake First Nation 2
Watson Lake 1
Thunder Bay 1
St. Jean Baptiste 1
St John 1
Port Moody 1
Pelican Narrows 1
Conception Bay 1
Happy Valley-Goose Bay 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, & Taliyah Marsma, 5, 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
Doe, Jane, 75, Montreal QC
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
Donald Doucette, 51, Edmonton, AB
Regula Schule, 88, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Lydia Whitford, Springfield MB
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.
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.
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.
Police responded to an altercation between two cell mates at the Surrey Pretrial Services on August 3 at around 7:30pm.
Police found John Murphy 25 in serious condition. Murphy was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.
Murphy’s cellmate Jordan Burt has been charged with second degree murder.
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.
Omar Rashid-Ghader 33 was the victim of a fatal shooting at Sentral Nightclub in Ottawa’s ByWard Market August 14th. An officer that was near the scene saw people running out of the club and saying that somebody had been shot.
Paramedics arrived at the club and tried to treat Rashid-Ghader for multiple gunshot wounds, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are looking Mustafa Ahmed 33 in connection to the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 613-236-1222 extension 5050.