Toronto police were called to the TTC bus platform at The Scarborough Town Centre on September 23 at around 9:20 on report of a stabbing.
The victim, Kareem Deerr 15, was found with a serious stab wound and was rushed to hospital where he died shortly after. Police said the area where the stabbing took place would have been very busy at the time of the stabbing with people getting off work and leaving the mall.
Anyone with information is being asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
Here is a histogram of the ages of homicide victims of both sexes in Canada for the first half of 2016. The peak is in the 20 to 25 age range and generally declines with age. Relatively few victims are under 15.
The histogram for male victims also peaks in the 20 to 25 age range and declines sharply from there.
For females there is no peak in the 20-25 range as for males. This could be due to a higher proportion of female domestic homicide victims. There are considerably fewer female homicides than male homicides.
Coquitlam RCMP responded to report of an abandoned vehicle on Quarry road September 23, when they found Jason Zellmer 39 of Surrey, dead in close proximity to the vehicle.
Police first deemed the death as suspicious, however it is now being investigated as a homicide. An autopsy will be conducted in the coming days to determine the cause of death.
More to come…
Thunder Bay police have charged 42 year old Armand Cummings with manslaughter after Mannie Spence, 35, was found dead on South Court Street on September 15th.
An autopsy was performed, however the cause of death will not be released.
The death of Mannie Spence is the 8th Thunder Bay homicide of 2016.
Update February 23, 2017
Thunder Bay police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Armand Cummings after he missed a court appearance scheduled for February 21. anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or www.tipsubmit.com.
RCMP responded to report of an unresponsive man on a Yorkton street on September 13th between 5:00 and 5:30am.
Police found the 67 year old man who was later identified as Lawrence Skoretz unresponsive. Skoretz was rushed to hospital were he was pronounced dead.
Two youths have been charged with first degree murder and robbery.
York region police responded to a weapons call at around 10 pm on September 21st on Andrea Lane in Woodbridge.
Police arrived to find Silverio Feola 23 dead at the scene. Police said Feola sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.
Police are searching for 3 suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865
On July 24th a suspicious house fire took the life of former missionary and teacher Regula Schule 88. Police had originally said the death of Schule was suspicious and they were investigating.
On September 21 Jonathan Henoche, 30, had been charged with second degree murder in the death of Schule.
Police responded to reports of a shooting at a home on Redstone Manor at around 8pm on September 20th.
Police arrived to find a 38 year old man dead in the drivers seat of a vehicle in the garage, and his 34 year old common law wife. The woman was rushed to hospital where she died from her injuries.
Police also said a 5 year old boy was found unharmed in the back seat of the vehicle unharmed.
Police believe the attack was targeted.
Anyone with information is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234
Police have released the identified the victims as Cuc Lung, 34, and Quang Chi Tran, 38.
The badly decomposed body of Deanna Desjarlais 27 was found in a wooded area without a path leading to it, in Surrey, BC. Police were able to determine the identity of the woman through a thumb print.
Desjarlais family filed a missing persons report late April after she had travelled to Vernon BC and nobody could get in touch with her.
Police have not released any other details at this time..
Police were called to a home on Dieppe Place, Saturday September 17th at around 10pm. On arrival police found a man and a woman, both pronounces dead at the scene.
Police have not said who called in the report, and have not released the names of the victims. The cause of death will not be released at this time.
Three people all in their 20’s have been taken into custody in relation to the murders.
More to come…
Police have identified the two homicide victims as Xuan Vanvy Bacao 24, and Samantha Le 29. Police also said there was a 4 year old child hiding during the murders and was uninjured, as well as another person kidnapped from the home. Police rescued the kidnapping victim on September 19th.
Three men have been arrested in connection to the homicide, however no murder charges have been laid. Shamil Ali, Harinam Cox and Gopal Figueredo have all been charged with kidnapping, extortion, unlawful confinement or imprisonment and aggravated assault.