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Dwayne Demkiw remains found a year after his disappearance

Dwayne Demkiw, 42, was last seen leaving his work as a limousine driver near  at around 4 am on May 31, 2015.

Demkiw’s car was found in Calgary only hours after his disappearance.

April 5, 2016, police were called on report of human bones in a wooded area in Innisfail. The remains were determined to be those of Demkiw’s.

Jason Steadman, a 41-year-old American man is now facing a first degree murder charge.

Saskatoon Stabbing leaves one dead and one injured

Police responded to a call  of a stabbing at around 2:30 a.m, on April 16th at strip mall at the corner of Warman Road and Assiniboine Drive.

Police found a  22 year old man,  with life threatening injuries and a second victim, an 18 year old man was treated at a local hospital and released. 22 year old Herman Matthews had undergone emergency surgery, however he died from his injuries at early Saturday morning.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Saskatoon Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

**UPDATE**

A Canada wide warrant has been issued for Miguel Gomez 20. Gomez is wanted for second degree murder in the stabbing death of an un-named man on April 16th, and two counts of breach of probation.

Update in 2015 homicide of Clinton Yow Foo

Police have identified the man that was shot dead outside in the Kingston Road and Ellesmere area October 1st as Clinton Yow Foo. Yow Foo was for steps away from his parents home where he was staying.

Yow Foo had been shot and was declared dead at the scene.
Toronto police are investigating after a man was found dead on a Kingston Road driveway on Thursday morning.

Yow Foo was known to police. He was one of several people arrested  in 2009, in which Durham regional police seized around three million worth of drugs, homes, cars and cash.

**Update**

On April 19th Toronto Police updated the public on the Yow Foo homicide case.

The autopsy of Yow Foo has shown the he was killed by a single shot from a high powered rifle, from a distance away.

Police told reporters that investigators had located a browning BLR short magnum rifle approximately 200 yards away from the crime scene. The rifle had a Bushnell Legend High Definition scope and a Champion 13 by 22 inch bipod. Toronto police are asking for the public to help catch the sniper.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-2222

Hamilton Ontario surpasses 2015 homicide total and it’s only April

In 2015 Hamilton Ontario only saw 6 homicides, as of April 18th 2016 the number of Hamilton homicides is at 8.

Tammy Le – January 23th

Richard Crowder  – January 24th

Jonathon Styres – February 4th

Neil Harris – Feb 18th

Joseph Colson – March 25th

Aerlaena Smith – April 16th

Michael Milroy- April 16th

James Milroy- April 16th * James Milroy murdered his Girlfriend and Brother before turning the gun on himself. *

Jenna Gazolla – April 18th

 

Jenna Gazzola found dead in her Hamilton Apartment

Police were called to 100 Forest Ave on April 18th after the building superintendent saw Jenna Gazzola’s dog wandering the hallway outside her unit. Police arrived to find Jenna Gazzola 34, dead in her unit.

Police said there were signs of forced entry and a struggle.

Jenna Gazzola was a teacher,  and daughter of Guelph police officer Marino Gazzola, lived only doors away from the accused.  Shane Shakeshaft, 27, has been charged with first degree murder.

Police said that there is no connection between the Shakeshaft and Gazzola other than the fact that they were both tenants in the same building.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Ross Johnson at
905-546-3827.

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Julio Cesar Soto found dead in a fire pit

Police received a call on April 9th at around 10 a.m about a fire in Northwood Park in Toronto.

Officers arrived to find a body of a man in the fire pit. Investigators are focusing on trying to identify the man.

Police believe the homicide was targeted and the body was burned to conceal his identity.

**UPDATE**

Toronto police have identified the man found dead in a North York fire pit through DNA testing as Julio Cesar Soto 29.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)

March 2016 Canadian Homicide Statistics

Canada March Murder Count: 40
Males: 28
Females: 12
Age of Youngest Victim: 14
Age of Oldest Victim: 65

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 13
AB 10
BC 5
QC 4
NS 3
SK 3
NT 1
MB 1
YT 0
PE 0
NU 0
NL 0
NB 0

Murders by Type
Beating 2
Shooting 14
Stabbing 6
Other 1
Unknown 17

Murders By City
Edmonton 6
Toronto 4
Surrey 2
Ottawa 2
Halifax 2
Calgary 2
Yellowknife 1
Winnipeg 1
Vancouver 1
Thunder Bay 1
Terrebonne 1
Sayward 1
Saskatoon 2
Sarnia 1
Saguenay 1
Regina 1
Red Deer 1
Peterborough 1
Montreal 1
Mississauga 1
Mission 1
Lindsay 1
Laval 1
Kitchener 1
Hamilton 1
Edson 1
Dartmouth 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide:
Abdullahi, Amin Mohammed, 30, Edmonton AB
Amy, Pierre Isnard, 36, Montreal QC
Aubertin, Andre, 56, Regina SK
Bird, Frederick, 45, Winnipeg MB
Bois, Perry Robert, 38, Thunder Bay ON
Brown, John Dillon, 30, Sayward BC
Cameron, Joseph Douglas, 20, Dartmouth NS
Campbell, Eleanor, 65, Toronto ON
Carrington, Ceyon, 29, Toronto ON
Clothier, Blaine Gordon, 25, Halifax NS
Colson, Joseph, 43, Hamilton ON
Cramer, Dawson Wegner, 23, Red Deer AB
Doe, Jane, 43, Edmonton AB
Doe, Jane, 61, Surrey BC
Doe, John, Edmonton, AB
Doe, John, Surrey, BC
Doe, John, Toronto, ON
Doe, John, Vancouver, BC
Doe, John, Yellowknife, NT
Doe, Jane, Saskatoon, SK
Fortin, Sandra, 52, Saguenay QC
Giordano, Lorenzo, 52, Laval QC
Hassan, Nooredin, 20, Ottawa ON
Haye, Josiah, 20, Toronto ON
Heppner, Vikki, 28, Mission BC
Herbert Johnston, Desiere Maye, 14, Edson AB
Johnston, Kristen, 32, Halifax NS
Keror, Emmanuel, 22, Calgary AB
Khalfan, Boutrus Osman, 25, Calgary AB
Lamadani, Hamza, 19, Mississauga ON
Larose, Yannick, 42, Terrebonne QC
MacDonald, Bruce, 50, Edmonton AB
McCabe, Ronald, 56, Kitchener ON
Pike, Jonathan, 26, Sarnia ON
Platt, Jennifer, 62, Lindsay ON
Qureshi, Irfan Ahmed, 37, Edmonton AB
St. Denis, Adam, 24, Saskatoon SK
Torbar, Cindy, 52, Peterborough ON
Tran, Suzanne Marie, 27, Edmonton AB
Voelzing, Christina, 24, Ottawa ON

Gail Doreen White murdered by her step son

Officers responded to a report of a death at a residence in Roslin ON, on April 16th. Police found the deceased body Gail Doreen White, 56.

John Masson White 38, Gail’s stepson was arrest at the scene. John White has been charged with first degree murder.

Police said the investigation in ongoing and the cause of death will be determined by autopsy.

Anyone with information about the death of Gail White is asked to contact the Napanee OPP at1-888-310-1122.

Drive by shooting leaves Abdullah Farah, 20, dead

Police received calls about the sound of gunshots around 1:30 a.m on April 17th coming from a moving vehicle.  When police arrived they found the victim, 20 year old Abdullah Farah, without vital signs between two cars in front of 1530  Danforth Ave.

Farah was rushed to Hospital where he later died of his injuries.

1530 Danforth Ave is the home Cloud 9 cafe, a cafe that has had it’s share of violence in the past.

2013, a Markham firefighter died after he was stabbed repeatedly in the face. The cafe was under the name of Rotana Café at that time.

2015, Abdiweli Mohamed Yusuf was gunned down in the doorway of the Rotana Café.

Police are asking witnesses to come forward with any information related to the shooting.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).