On Jan. 4, RCMP were called to check the welfare of Vesna Dumstrey-Soos, 37, when she didn’t show up for work. Officers found the woman dead inside the house.
Two days later Michael Martel 46 was arrested, and has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the death of Vesna Dumstrey-Soos.
RCMP were dispatched to a home in Standing Buffalo First Nations on January 1st on a gun complaint. On arrival they found Mario Kaiswatum 28, dead inside the home.
A man 55 year old man from Standing Buffalo has been arrested and charged with one count of first degree murder.
Canada December Murder Count: 35
Age of Youngest Victim: 2
Age of Oldest Victim: 73
Murders By Province or Territory
Murders by Type
Murders By City
Thunder Bay 2
Grand Prairie 2
Red Deer 1
Pitt Meadows 1
New Glasgow 1
Fort Severn 1
Victims and links to more information on each homicide:
Alexander, Joel, 28, Toronto ON
Bender, Peter, 33, Pitt Meadows BC
Bhamra, Baljit Singh, 49, Edmonton AB
Bhangu, Karanpal, 35, Edmonton AB
Braconnier, Thomas Patrick, 46, Red Deer AB
Campbell, Nicole, 33, New Glasgow NS
Cenabre, Ricky Massin, 41, Edmonton AB
Chan, Andrew, 50, Peterborough ON
Charbonneau, Precious, 33, Toronto ON
Churchmunch, Anne, 50, Thunder Bay ON
Contois, Alex Leonard Greg, 31, Edmonton AB
Diebert, Amber Dawn, 24, Grand Prairie AB
Doe, Jane, 38, Nain NL
Doe, John, 62, Toronto ON
Doe, John, 37, Nain NL
Doe, John, 50, Montreal QC
Ernsting, Mark, 39, Toronto ON
Goudreau, Sebastien, 21, Val-d’Or QC
Grace, Joey, 20, Montreal QC
Guzhavin, Alekesji, 31, Windsor ON
Hatch, Frederick John, 65, Erin ON
Junor, Rosemarie, 28, Toronto ON
Leon, Cameron, 22, Vancouver BC
Morin, Yvette Lydia, 28, Edmonton AB
Naidoo, Pragalthan Narainsamy, 73, Edmonton AB
Noureddine, Zaher, 25, Toronto ON
Okubagzi, Serfeal, 2, Mississauga ON
Pott, Wilfred, Thunder Bay, ON
Thomas, George, 45, Fort Severn ON
Topilko, Jody Michelle, 30, Grand Prairie AB
Tremblay, Alexandre, 22, Montreal QC
Tulloch, Tyrone, 26, Toronto ON
Ward, Carman, 60, Hamilton ON
Wylie, Baylee, 18, Moncton NB
Girard, Francois, Montreal, QC
Nicole Campbell’s body was found by police after they received a 911 call on December 30th. The call led officers to an apartment in downtown New Glasgow, where they found Campbell without vitals.
Robert Jason MacKenzie 36, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder. Police have not released the cause of death.
Police were called to reports of gun shots in the St Michel neighbourhood on December 26th. When they arrived they found 20 year old Joey Grace, who had been shot in the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police were called to a home in the Labrador community of Nain NL on December 23 to check on the welfare of a 37 year old man and a 38 year old woman.
Police found the two bodies in what appears to be a suspicious death.
Police have not released the names of the victims or the cause of death at this time.
Thunder Bay Fire crews were called to a house fire on December 27th. Wilfred Pott 60, one of the victims was rushed to hospital where he died as a result of the fire. Anne Chuchmuch 50, who was thought to be the second victim, was pronounced dead at the scene. Although forensics still had to prove with DNA testing that the body was Chuchmuch.
Police said the C.F.S. lab sent confirmation of Chuchmuch’s identity on Friday January 15. Police have proceeded with charges against Benjamin Ronald Marki 40, who had been renting a room at the couple’s home on Brant Street in Thunder Bay.
Toronto Police were called to the area of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue in midtown Toronto on December 29th and found Zaher Noureddine 25, injured outside a bar.
Noureddine was rushed to hospital where he died shortly after arrival. The cause of death has not been released, however police have said they are not aware of any weapons being used.
“I believe it was a very brazen robbery,” homicide Det. Jeff Allington told reporters near the crime scene. Police say they are looking for three suspects who were wearing dark coloured clothing, and fled the scene in a light coloured four door sedan.
Erin ON, Fire and Emergency Services responded to a call of a brush fire at a small wooded area December 17th.
On arrival they found Frederick John Hatch 65, with no fixed address. Police have not released the cause of death and are desperately trying to contact his next of kin.
Anyone with information can call a toll free tip line 1-844-677-5010 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Peterborough police said Dr. Andrew Chan 50, a well known Peterborough doctor, was found dead in his home on December 28th. A woman who has not been named, was discovered at the same home and police said she is now in critical but stable condition.
Police have not released the cause of death, but said they were first dispatched to the scene after two calls about stabbings in the home.
Thomas Chan 19, Andrew Chan’s son, is charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the investigation.