Toronto Homicide #17 – Man dies of a stab wound in an elevator of a Toronto apartment building

Toronto police were called to a Community Housing building near Gordonridge Place and Danforth Road at approximately 7:50 am on April 20th.

Police arrived to find a man suffering from a stab wound in the elevator. Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. No other information has been made available at this time.

Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.

Update April 25th
Toronto police have identified the victim as Joel Newby, 23, of Toronto. An autopsy was conducted on April 22 and determined the cause of death to be stab wounds. Police have identified the suspect as Joshua Bewley, 27, of Toronto. Bewley has been described as 6’1″ to 6’2″, with a slim build. He was wearing a navy blue jacket and dark-coloured pants. He is wanted for first degree murder.

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

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Province wide Warrant for the arrest of Jordan Martin Cushnie has been issued

EPS Southwest Division patrol officers responded to a 911 call for assistance at a shopping complex near 111 Street and Whitemud Drive, on April 17th at 10:25am.

It was reported that Jordan Martin Cushnie, 23, attempted to steal from a  store, when 61 year old employee of a nearby business, Ian Armstrong intervened. Cushnie allegedly attacked Armstrong, before fleeing the scene on foot. Ian Armstrong was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Police have issued a Province wide warrant for the arrest of Jordan Martin Cushnie for second degree murder in relation to the death of Armstrong. Cushnie is described as 5’9” tall and 135 lbs with short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information about Cushnie’s whereabouts is urged to not approach him and contact the EPS immediately at 780-423-4567

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Police confirm male found in Edmonton fire was victim of homicide

Edmonton Police were called to the scene of a suspicious fire in the area of 113 Avenue and 29 Street, on April 19th at approximately 9:00am, after Edmonton Fire Rescue Services located a deceased male in the home.

The deceased has been identified Evan James Auger, 34. An autopsy completed on April 19th revealed the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.

No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this crime to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

2 year old Rosalie Gagnon stabbed to death – Mother facing charges

Quebec City police said a mother and child were reported missing earlier this week when an empty stroller in Bon-Air Park in the Charlesbourg neighbourhood. The SPVQ had issued a notice of search on Wednesday April 18th, to find Audrey Gagnon, 23, and her daughter Rosalie 2.

Police located the Audrey Gagnon, in the area of ​​Gaspard Avenue, but without her daughter. Investigation lead police  to Avenue de Gaulle, still in the Charlesbourg area, where the body of 2 year old Rosalie was found in a garbage can.

Gagnon, who is known to police, was interrogated for several hours before her arrest was confirmed at 6:45am April 19th. Audrey Gagnon, 23, is expected to face charges in connection with the death of her daughter.

An autopsy has been scheduled for April 19th, to determine the cause of death.

Update April 20th

Quebec city police have said that 2 year old Rosalie was stabbed to death.

Darren Clyde Reid found dead in a Halifax home. 68 year old man charged with the death.

Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of an injured man inside a residence in the 0-100 block of Portland Street in Dartmouth on April 16th at approximately 8:49pm.

Police located Darren Clyde Reid 52, of Dartmouth suffering from serious injuries. EMP pronounced Reid deceased at the scene.

Joseph Noel Landry 68, of Dartmouth was arrested at the scene without incident and held in police custody. On April 18th Landry was charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Darren Reid.

Body of Missing Edmonton Man from 2017 Found in a New Residential Area

Edmonton police said the body of a 41-year-old missing person was found by utility workers in a new residential area just north of McConachie Drive and 57 Street, on April 16th at approximately 1:30pm.

Police have identified the deceased as Chad Stevenson, 41. Stevenson was last seen in  Cy Becker neighborhood,and reported missing by his family on November 7th, 2017. The victim’s car was discovered on March 20, 2018, in the area of 51 Street and 162 Avenue.

An autopsy has yet to be scheduled. The Edmonton Homicide Section is leading the investigation.

Police encourage anyone with information about Chad Stevenson’s death to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

Update April 25th.
An autopsy conducted by the Edmonton Medical Examiner on  April 23, 2018, revealed that Chad Stevenson, 41, died as a result of blunt force trauma.

The 2017 Edmonton Homicide victim list is available here.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

March 2018 Canadian Homicide Victim List

Canada March Murder Count: 43
Males: 27
Females: 14
Age of Youngest Victim: 9
Age of Oldest Victim: 88

The March 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 20
AB 6
MB 5
BC 5
QC 3
SK 2
NU 1
NS 1
YT 0
PE 0
NT 0
NL 0
NB 0

Murders by Type
Beating 1
Shooting 8
Stabbing 6
Other 3
Unknown 25

Murders By City
Toronto 6
Ajax 3
Steinbach 2
Ottawa 2
Morris-Turnberry 2
Kenora 2
Edmonton 2
Calgary 1
Wiarton 1
White Butte 1
Wemindji 1
Victoria 1
Ulverton 1
Thompson 1
Thicket Portage 1
Surrey 1
Squamish 1
Springhill 1
Split Lake 1
Sherwood Park 1
Richmond 1
RedWater 1
Napanee 1
Moose Jaw 1
Montreal 1
Mississauga 1
Logan Lake 1
LeDuc County 1
Holland Landing 1
Brampton 1
Arctic Bay 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide:

Assali,  Essozinam, 27, Toronto ON
Amar,Ruma, Toronto ON
Anderson, Bailey, 20, Moose Jaw SK
Ayaghchi, Mohammad, 32, LeDuc County AB 
Bassi, Paviter Singh, 21, Brampton ON
Blythe, Keegan, 18, Holland Landing ON 
Brar, Pardip, 23, Surrey BC
Bryan-Bradley, Kalen, 23, Ottawa ON 
Christie, Gunner, 25, Red Water AB
Doe, Jane, Springhill, NS
Doe, Jane, Thicket Portage, MB 
Doe, Jane, 9, Wemindji QC
Doe, Jane, 51, Thompson MB
Doe, John, Morris-Turnberry, ON
Doe, John, Morris-Turnberry, ON
Doe, John, Sherwood Park, AB
Doe, John, White Butte, SK
Doe, John, 22, Split Lake MB
Doe, John, 25, Steinbach MB
Doe, John, 30, Arctic Bay NU
Doe, John, 42, Edmonton AB
Doe, John, 54, Steinbach MB
Doe, John, 55, Logan Lake BC
Doe, John, 57, Kenora ON
Doe, John, 70, Richmond BC
El-Dib, Nadia, 22, Calgary AB
Gauthier, Joe, 35, Victoria BC
Henri, Jean-François, 41, Ulverton QC
Henry, Raena, 28, Squamish BC
Karschewski, Diane, 62, Kenora ON
Kinghorn, Shaun, 44, Toronto ON
Lewandowski, Alicia, 25, Mississauga ON
Macri, Mario, 44, Montreal QC
Ngo, Thanh Tien, 32, Toronto ON
Nunez, Marlon Jair, 39, Edmonton AB
Ogba, Nnamdi, 26, Toronto ON
Pejcinovski, Krassimira, 39, Ajax ON
Pejcinovski, Roy, 15, Ajax ON
Pejcinovski, Venallia, 13, Ajax ON
Scollard, Brian, 36, Ottawa ON
Vidal, Dwayne, 30, Toronto ON
West, Janice, 61, Wiarton ON
Wyatt Morris, Florence, 88, Napanee ON

Bruce McArthur – Investigation continues into Toronto’s alleged serial killer

Police have laid first-degree murder charges against Bruce McArthur, 66,  in connection to the deaths of eight men, most of whom were known to frequent Toronto’s Gay Village.

Police discovered the remains of many individuals this year in large planters, at a home where McArthur had worked as a landscape gardener.

The victim’s have been identified as:
1 – Andrew Kinsman, 49 who went missing from Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighborhood in June 2017.
2 – Selim Esen, 44, was last seen on April 14, 2017, close to his apartment building near Bloor Street East and Jarvis Street.
3 – Dean Lisowick, 47,  was never reported missing and Police believe Lisowick who was homeless, was killed in 2016 or 2017.
4 – Soroush Mahmudi, 50, was reported missing by his family in August 2015.
5 – Majeed Kayhan, 59, his adult son reported him missing to police on Oct. 25, 2012.
6 – Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, was last seen leaving a Toronto nightclub on Sept. 6, 2010.
7 – Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, reported missing on Wednesday December 29th, 2010
8 – Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, police believe he was killed between early September and mid-December 2015.

Toronto Police are reviewing 15 cold case files, from 1975 to 1997. Police hope to begin searching 75 properties where McArthur was believed to have worked, with their K9 units, in May.

Update – Lam Diing, 23, a wide receiver for the University of Waterloo football team dies of a stab wound

Kitchener Police responded to an altercation outside a residence on Kenora Avenue, April 15th at 12:05am.

Police discovered a 23 year old male suffering from an alleged stab wound. The victim was rushed to hospital where he dies of his injury. The victim’s name will not be released until his next of kin is notified.

A 22 year old man has been arrested, Police cannot release his identity until he appears before a Justice.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-570-9777

Update April 17th

Police have identified the deceased as Lam Diing. A post-mortem determined the cause of death to be stabbing.

Nicholas Salim Ndayisenga, 22, from Kitchener, has been charged with one count of Second Degree Murder.

Update – Niagara Regional Police calling the sudden death of Glenn Joseph Hewer in St. Catharines, suspicious.

Niagara Regional Police were called to Queenston Street in St. Catharines (between Calvin Street and Church Street) on April 13th at approximately 1:21am on report of an injured man lying on the sidewalk.

Police and paramedics arrived to find the man suffering from undisclosed injuries. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.  The victim has been identified as 60 year old Glenn Joseph Hewer of the City of St. Catharines. Cause of death has not been released.

Police have said the investigation is ongoing, Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (905) 688-4111

Update
Niagara Regional Police arrested 36 year old Shaun Joseph Fitzsimons of the City of St. Catharines on April 16th. Fitzsimons is facing the alleged charge of second degree murder.

Statistics on Canadian Homicides