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Toronto Homicide #60 – Woman found dead in Scarborough

Toronto police and paramedics responded to a medical call for assistance in the area of Empringham Drive and Sewells Road at around 1:40pm December 12th.

EMS located the woman without vital signs. She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Police have taken a man into custody and the Homicide Squad has taken over the case.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.

Toronto Homicide #59 – Kwsie Blair dies in hospital from November shooting

On November 13, 2017, at 11:19 p.m., Toronto police were called for a sound of gunshots to the area of Dundas Street East and Parliament Street.

Police located the victim, Kwsie Blair, 20, in medical distress. Blair was rushed to hospital where he remained until his passing on December 11th.  The death of Blair is now being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Toronto police at 416-808-7400.

The Toronto 2017 homicide victim list is available here.


Body found in East Uniacke identified as missing New Brunswick man Daren Jones of Maquapit Lake

Nova Scotia RCMP responded to a report of human remains found by a hunter in a wooded area off East Uniacke Rd, near Mount Uniacke, N.S on December 2nd, at approximately 9:30am.

The remains have been identified as Daren Jones, 57, of Maquapit Lake, New Brunswick. Daren Jones was reported missing by his family in July 2017. His vehicle was found abandoned by local RCMP in the Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Brunswick RCMP Major Crime Unit at 506-452-3491.

November 2017 Canadian Homicide Statistics

Canada November Murder Count: 35
Males: 26
Females: 9

The November 2016 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Age of Youngest Victim: 15
Age of Oldest Victim: 79

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 11
AB 6
BC 5
MB 4
QC 3
NB 3
NU 1
NS 1
NL 1
YT 0
SK 0
PE 0
NT 0

Murders by Type
Beating 0
Shooting 6
Stabbing 7
Other 4
Unknown 18

Murders By City
Calgary 4
Toronto 3
Winnipeg 2
Vancouver 2
Six Roads 2
Ottawa 2
Montreal 2
London 2
Windsor 1
Sturgeon Falls 1
St.Johns 1
St. Albert 1
Peguis FN 1
New Westminster 1
Neepawa 1
Mississauga 1
Meadow Lake 1
Lethbridge 1
Inukjuak 1
Hamilton 1
Halifax 1
Gjoa Haven 1
Edmonton 1
Abbotsford 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide:
Blacquiere, David, 50, Toronto ON
Chartrand, Richard Irvine Gilbert, 43, Winnipeg MB
Clarke, Brandon, Toronto, ON
Davidson, John, Abbotsford, BC
Doe, Jane, Six Roads, NB
Doe, Jane, Winnipeg, MB
Doe, Jane, 28, Inukjuak QC
Doe, Jane, 39, Sturgeon Falls ON
Doe, Jane, 77, Vancouver BC
Doe, John, Calgary, AB
Doe, John, Calgary, AB
Doe, John, Gjoa Haven, NU
Doe, John, New Westminster, BC
Doe, John, Six Roads, NB
Doe, John, 17, Meadow Lake NB
Doe, John, 21, Montreal QC
Doe, John, 23, Windsor ON
Doe, John, 50, Peguis FN MB

Doe, John, 59, Edmonton AB
Doe, John, 70, Halifax NS
Doe, John, 77, Neepawa MB

Doe, John, 79, Vancouver BC
Farah, Ahmed, 25, St. Albert AB
First Rider, Kenrick Leonard, 45, Lethbridge BC
Head, Victoria, 36, St.Johns NL

Hole, David, 53, London ON

Iqbal, Zakaria, 18, Ottawa ON

Johnson, Adrian, 45, Ottawa ON
Lamer, Vincent, 48, Montreal QC
Panameno, Humberto, Calgary, AB
Richey, Tess, 22, Toronto ON
Shraim, Heidrah, 22, Mississauga ON

Sunwalk, Leslie, 15, Calgary AB
Thompson, Natasha, 36, Hamilton ON

Titus, Deborah, 64, London ON

The case of missing woman San Li Liao, turned over to The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

San Li Liao was last seen on May 26 in the 14900 block of 54A Avenue. Her vehicle was found at the Guildford Recreation Centre on May 29 in Surrey.

After an extensive search for Liao police believe foul play is suspected in her disappearance have turned the investigation over to the Integrated Homicide Team.

Anyone with information on Liao’s disappearance is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Richard Layton Found Dead at a King Township Construction Site

York Regional Police responded to a report of a deceased male found at a construction site located in the area of Jane Street and Mount Mellick Drive, on December 8th at approximately 4:40pm.

The victim has been identified as Richard Layton, 46, of no fixed address. Layton was known to frequent the area of Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street in Toronto. The Homicide unit has taken over the investigation.

Police are asking anyone who may have known Richard Layton, and who may have seen him before December 8th to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865.

Update Victim Identified – Strathmore RCMP investigating death of a man found at a Range Road intersection

Strathmore RCMP received a report of a deceased man lying near the intersection of Range Road 282 and Township Road 232 on December 6th at approximately 8:00am.

An autopsy had been scheduled for December 8th. Police have not released any other information at this time.

They are asking anyone with information to contact Strathmore RCMP at 403-934-3535

Update December 12th
Police have identified the victim as 27 year old Jammie Lee Miller. Police are urging anyone who had been in contact with Jammie Miller between 9:00 pm on Monday, Dec. 4 to 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, to contact Strathmore RCMP.

Heather Jones has been identified as the woman found dead in a Salt Spring Island home

Heather Jones was found dead inside her home at 146-148 Maliview Dr on December 6th at approximately 12:00pm.

Police are not offering much information surrounding the death, only saying foul play is suspected. The victim’s 22 year old son Martin Vandenberg was arrested in connection with the suspicious death of his mother, but has since been released and apprehended under the Mental Health Act.

A forensic autopsy is scheduled for December 11th.


Dai Duong Duong shot to death in Langley

Langley RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in a townhouse complex in the 8100 block of 204 Street on December 7th at approximately 10:30pm.

Police arrived to find Dai Duong Duong, 21, of Abbotsford suffering from a gunshot wound in the backyard. Dai Doung Doung was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

police believe the death of Doung was targeted as Duong was known to police and associated to gang activity.

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