William Raymond Merrier found dead in Woodland Cree First Nation

RCMP responded to a report of assault in Cadotte Lake in Woodland Cree First Nation in the early morning hours of January 29th. Police arrived to find William Raymond Merrier 69 dead in a home.

Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton conducted an autopsy on January 30th determined that the manner of Mr. Merrier’s death was homicide.

Chadd Cardinal 19, of Cadotte Lake and a youth, have been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of William Merrier.

Update – Woman found dead in ​Gatineau being investigated as a homicide

​Gatineau police were called to a home at 222 rue Napoléon-Groulx, on January 30th on report of a deceased woman.

Police were investigating the death as suspicious, however an autopsy completed on February 1st revealed the woman’s death to be a homicide.

Police have not released the victim’s name or cause of death.

Update February 15th
Police have identified the victim as Claire Hebert, 58. An autopsy report revealed the cause of death to be head trauma. Hebert’s son, Denis Junior Dompierre, 38, has been charged with second degree murder.

Henry Natomagan, dies in hospital after an altercation in La Ronge

La Ronge Police were called to the 1200-block of La Ronge Avenue, January 22nd, at approximately 5:30 pm on report of an altercation.

Police arrived to find Henry Natomagan, 58, suffering from undisclosed injuries. Natomagan was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries on January 28th. Cause of death had not been released.

Nikko Ross, 29, was arrested on January 29th and charged with manslaughter.

Alexandre Boulianne shot to death in Maribel Quebec

Sûreté du Québec said two men were shot while in a vehicle in the parking lot of a gas station near Highway 15 on January 31st. The men called police themselves from the car.

On arrival police found Alexandre Boulianne  24 of Montreal dead, and a 40 year old man suffering from a gunshot wound. The 40 year old victim was rushed to hospital where he is expected to survive.

Police said the investigation has revealed the shooting took place at a different location than the gas station.

Police have no suspects at this time.

Police not releasing many details surrounding the death of an Alma woman

RCMP said that the body of a woman in her fifties was discovered in Alma at around 6:00 pm on January 27, 2018 .Officers say the woman was found by people who were searching for her, as she was reported missing earlier in the day.

An autopsy was conducted on January 29th, police have not made the findings public at this time.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Cody Isaacson dies in Chilliwack shooting

Chilliwack RCMP responded to reports of shots fired at a house in the 9200-block of Broadway Street, on January 31st at 6am. Police arrived to fond a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Cody Isaacson 28, pictured below, was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Cody Isaacson Photo made available by BC RCMP

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

Update: Toronto Homicide 5 – Man dies of a stab wound in hospital

Toronto police are investigating after a young man was stabbed in the area of Yonge Street and Wellesley Street at approximately 8:00pm on January 29th.

Police tweeted that there were 10 men chasing 1, and that the victim sustained a stab wound. The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

Update February 1st

Police have identidied the victim as Simon Zerezghi, 25 (pictured below), of no fixed address.

Photo made available by Toronto police

Update February 1st
Homicide investigators arrested Colin Defreitas, 25, of Toronto and charged him with first degree murder, attempted murder and failing to comply with a recognizance.

Update February 2nd
Homicide investigators arrested James Craig, 32, of Toronto, and charged him with first degree murder and attempted murder.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Shooting leaves one dead in Oshawa

Oshawa police responded to report of a shooting on January 28 at approximately 10:20pm on Oxford Street.  Police arrived to find two male victims, both 22 years old.

Both men were rushed to hospital where 22 year old Courtney Browne of Whitby died of his injuries.  Investigators don’t believe that this was a random act.

Police ask that anyone with information contact the Major Crime Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.

34 year old woman arrested after her 61 year old mother dies of a stab wound

Montreal police responded to a 911 call reporting a stabbing at the corner of Guy Bouchard Boulevard and Louis-Hébert Street on January 28th at approximately 11:15pm.

Emergency crews arrived to find the victim lying outside a home, suffering from a stab wound. The 61 year old woman was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.

The victim’s 34 year old daughter was arrested at the scene.

Update February 6th
Meng Ye 34, has been charged with the first-degree murder of her 61-year-old mother.

This is the first Montreal Homicide of 2018.