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UPDATE: Vincenzo Lofaro dead in downtown Hamilton shooting

Hamilton police were called to Club 77 on reports of shots fired at around 3:20 am on May 13. On arrival they found a man dead and a woman with a non life threatening wound.  Club 77 is located 280 meters away from the Downtown police station.

Police have not released the name of the victim.

King William is closed between John st north and Mary st as the investigation continues.

UPDATE

The man killed outside Club 77 was an employee at the bar. Police have identified the victim as Vincenzo Lofaro, 46.

UPDATE – September 1

Rebaz Resh, 25, Waed Alabd Alnabi, 25, and Ammar Nabulsi, 26 were arrested on August 31st and charged with first degree murder in the death of Lofaro.

UPDATE – September 2

At around 7am on September 2nd the 4th suspect was arrested by Hamilton police after a search warrant was issued for the man’s home on Thursday September 1st. His name has not been released at this time. The man is also facing first degree murder charges in the death of Lofaro.

Lonnie Leafloor found dead in Ottawa

The body of Lonnie Leafloor, 56, was discovered May 2nd after a neighbour found Leafloor dead in his apartment at 1400 Lepage Ave.

Police said the body had been there for several days.

The cause of death has not been released and police have no suspects at this time. Police believe the death of Leafloor was targeted.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 613-236-1222

**UPDATE**

Leafloor died from a stab wound to the neck.

Fernando Anibal Acosta found dead in ditch

On August 5th, police responded to a call about a body in a ditch near hwy 7.  Officers said the body of 38-year-old Fernando Anibal Acosta was badly decomposed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the the York Regional police at 1-866-876-5423.

**UPDATE**

April 29th 2016:

Tevon Squire is currently in jail in Toronto, where he is facing second-degree murder charges in the death of Fernando Acosta.

Squire is also facing charges for the September Montreal murder of Nathaniel Reid.

 

Joseph Anzolona and Cynthia Mullapudi Shot to death outside Scarborough LCBO

Police said Joseph Anzolona 26, was returning from the store and getting into the back seat of the vehicle when the suspect shot him at close range around 9:50pm April 29th.  Cynthia Mullapudi 24, who was in the back seat with Anzolona was also shot and killed.

The two people in the front seat of the vehicle were unharmed.

More to come…

**UPDATE**

May 3: Toronto police have arrested and charged a 24 year old man in connection with the double homicide. His name has not been released and charges are pending.

Cindy Torbar stabbed to death in Peterborough

52 year old Cindy Torbar, mother of two was stabbed multiple times in the back, in her home on March 19th by a 25 year old student who was renting a room in her home. She died shortly after arrival of the police

Police were called to the home just before midnight on a report of a stabbing. On arrival Police found the knife wielding man,  and shots were fired. The man was taken to hospital to be treated for his wounds. Charges will be laid once the man is stable.

**UPDATE**

April 20th
John Lai 25, who was renting a room at Torbar’s home while attending post-secondary school, is now charged with murder however the Crown has not yet determined the degree.

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)

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).

Aerlaena Smith, Michael Milroy and James Milroy dead in Stoney Creek shooting

Hamilton police responded to a report of a shooting at 33 Valrose Dr. in Stoney Creek on Saturday April 16th. Police arrived to find three  dead and one injured at the residence.

The victims have been identified as Aerlaena Smith 19,  Michael Milroy 32 and James Milroy 37. The mother of the tow Milroy men, a 69 year old woman was also transported to hospital where she remains in critical condition.

Still unclear of who did the shooting, however Hamilton Police say the investigation is ongoing and they are not seeking any suspects.

**UPDATE**

Police have said that James Milroy shot his girlfriend Aerlaena Smith and brother Michael Milroy before turning the gun on himself. The gun was registered to James Milroy.

**UPDATE**

April 27: Sang Ju (Gina) Milroy died on April 27th after spending nearly 2 weeks in hospital in critical condition after being shot by her son James Milroy 37.