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Ottawa woman murdered by her son

Ottawa police were called to 85 Range Rd on Friday August 18th at 5:30 am on report of a disturbance.

Police arrived at the building to find Steven Mair 29, distressed in the hallway. Mair lead police to a room where an elderly woman was found dead in the Sandy Hill apartment.

Steven Mair, the deceased son has been arrested. The victim has been identified as Rachelle Mair.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493

The 2017 Ottawa Homicide Victim List is available here.

Antonio De Blasio shot and killed at a Montreal park while children played soccer

Montreal police were called to Laduversiere park on August 16th at approximately 8:30 pm on report of a drive by shooting. Police said the shooting took place during a children’s soccer game.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Antonio De Blasio, 45,  bleeding heavily and suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. De Blasio was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

De Blasio was known to have ties with the Montreal Mafia.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The Montreal Homicide Victims List is available here.

 

Two charged in the death of Blaine Thomas Katz

Regina police were called to the 2100 block of Cornwall Street on August 12th at around 11:30 pm, on report of a seriously injured male.

Police and paramedics arrived to find 39 year old Blaine Thomas Katz suffering from severe injuries. Despite life saving efforts Katz was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of death has not been released.

Gerald Earl McDormand 44, and Steven Paul Saint Pierre 39, have both been arrested and charged with second degree murder.

The 2017 Regina Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update 2 people charged: Identity of the woman pulled from Lesser Slave River confirmed

Slave Lake RCMP responded to report of an unresponsive person in the Lesser Slave River east of Slave Lake on August 5 th at approximately 8pm.

Police located the body of the woman, and at that time thought the victim could have been Nicole Robar. Miss Robar was reported missing on August 1st.

An autopsy was conducted and revealed the identity of the woman to be Nicole Brendan Robar 21. The cause of death has not been released, however police are calling the death suspicious.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update August 16th
Slave Lake RCMP have announced that two people have been charged in connection to the death of Nicole Robar. Warren Kyle Warren, 34, and Jessica Melinda Davis, 27,  have been charged with second degree murder and indignity to human remains.

Update: Abbotsford police identify latest homicide victim as Clarence John Crothers

BC Ambulance Service and Abbotsford Police were called to a suspicious circumstance at an apartment complex in the 33000 block of Braun Ave.

Police located the victim, Clarence John Crothers 62, inside one of the units. Crothers was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death has not been released, investigators have only said the cause of death is consistent with a homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)
Update August 15th
Jeffrey Charles Halicki 50 has been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Clarence John Crothers. Police said Halicki and Crothers were known to each-other, and that the homicide was not random.

Update Victim identified & Charges laid – 53 year old man found dead in Tweed Ontario

OPP were dispatched to a home on Kinlin Road in Tweed on the morning of August 12th on report of a deceased male.

Police located the 53 year old man, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The circumstances surrounding the death have not been released at this time.

Police said that they have arrested a 36 year old male. No charges have been laid at this time.

Update August 17th
OPP have charged Samuel Koch 36 with first degree murder in relation to the death of Dartt MacPherson 53. The cause of death has not been released.

Acea Dorian charged with the death of Carissa Ballantyne in Cumberland House Saskatchewan

Cumberland House police and emergency crews responded to a report of an unresponsive female on Deschambeault Avenue, August 10th at approximately 6:00am.

Paramedics were attending to the victim who has been identified as Carissa Ballantyne 21, however she was declared deceased shortly after the arrival of police.

The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Acea Dorian, 21, has been charged with second degree murder, and is scheduled for court on August 14th.

 

Mustafa Peyawary Winnipeg’s latest homicide victim

Winnipeg police were called to the 100 block of Killarney Ave on August 13th at approximately 10:00pm.

Police arrived to find Mustafa Peyawary, 29, unresponsive and not breathing. Police said Peyawary suffered blunt force trauma to his body, and they believe he was assaulted over a period of time. He was pronounced dead at the scene  by paramedics.

This investigation is still in its very early stages. Information will be added as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Winnipeg police at 204-986-6219.

Damir Kulic, 27-years-old of Vancouver, B.C and Ahamed Althaaf Ismal, 29-years-old of Edmonton have both been arrested and charged with first degree murder.

The 2017 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Tyler Applegate a father of 5 shot in the stomach dies in hospital

Saskatoon police were called to a home in the area of 33rd Street near Avenue W on July 22 on report of a shooting.

Police arrived to find Tyler Applegate 27, in serious condition suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.  Applegate was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on August 10th.

Police ask that anyone with information call 306-975-8300

2017 Saskatoon Homicide Victim’s List is available here.

Death of Brayden Moonias of Thunder Bay has been determined to be a homicide

Thunder Bay police and emergency crews were called to the area of Marina Park at McVicar Creek on August 6th at approximately 8:40am.

Brayden Moonias 18, of Thunder Bay was found dead at the scene. An autopsy completed on August  9th determined to be a homicide.

Police are not releasing the details of the autopsy.

Anyone with information should call Police at (807) 684-1200