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Update: Woman found dead in Montreal Health Centre

Montreal police are investigating the 4th homicide of 2017 after a woman in her 60’s was found dead at a health and social services centre on Dufresne Street.

Police received the 911 call at 1:30 pm on February 20th reporting a woman in medical distress.  Despite life saving efforts the woman was pronounced dead at the Centre d’Hébergement Emilie-Gamelin.

Police have arrested a 55 year old man at the scene.

Update February 22
Police have confirmed the suspect Michel Cadotte, is the spouse of the victim, Jocelyne Lizotte who suffered from Alzheimer’s.

The Montreal 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: Six dead and eight wounded in Quebec City mosque shooting

Six people are dead, five of the wounded remain in critical condition in hospital after a Quebec city Mosque shooting. Police were called to the mosque at around 8pm on January 29th on report of a shooting.

There were men, Women and children at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec for evening prayer when the shooting took place. The shooter opened fire on the people who were praying. The victims ranged in ages from 39-60.

Police have arrested two suspects, but have not released their names, or motive on the attack.  The first suspect was arrested at the scene, police said the second suspect called 911 himself and said he was armed and would cooperate.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  called the tragedy a “terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge”.

Update January 30th

Police have now said only one of the two men is is considered a suspect and the second person is considered a witness. Alexandre Bissonnette 27 has been identified as the sole gunman.

Bissonnette is facing 11 charges including six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder using a restricted firearm.

Update February 2
The victims names have been released.

  • Azzedine Soufiane, 57, father of three and owner of a halal grocery store.
  • Mamadou Tanou  Barry, 42, father of two and worked in information technology.
  • Khaled Belkacemi, 60, father and professor at Laval University.
  • Aboubaker Thabti, 44, father of two, worked at a pharmacy.
  • Ibrahima Barry, 39, father of four, worked at Quebec’s Revenue Ministry.
  • Abdelkrim Hassane, 41, father of three, worked as a  programming analyst for the Quebec government.

Eugenia Tofan Bunu charged with the death of her newborn baby 6 months later

Montreal police were called to Eugenia Tofan Bunu’s  home, on Cumberland Ave., on July 12 by paramedics after they arrived to find a newborn infant that wasn’t breating.

Paramedics revived the infant, and the baby was sent to hospital where it was pronounced dead a few days later.

Tofan Bunu 42, was charged with second degree murder on January 26th.

Montreal police are calling the death of the infant the third murder case of 2017 even though it happened July 2016.

The Montreal 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Body found in Gatineau home leads to a homicide investigation

Gatineau Police responded to a call of a man acting strangely on January 18th at 171 boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes.

Officers located and apprehended, Jean-François Dupuis 21behind the residence. Once inside the home, police found an unresponsive elderly woman who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have released the woman’s name as Thérèse Gauvreau, 83.

More to come…

Jean-François Dupuis has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Gauvreau.

Crown Prosecutor Sylvain Petitclerc said “we do have some details that Mr. Dupuis had some problems, some mental problems before the incident.”


24 year old Mylène Laliberté found dead in Saint-Lin-Laurentides

Police were called to a home in Saint-Lin-Laurentides on January 13 at around 8:30pm on report of an unresponsive woman.

Mylene Laliberté 24, was found by police. She was pronounced dead at the scene. An important witness was admitted to hospital with self-inflicted wounds on Friday night.

Update January 15th

Police have arrested a 21 year old man in connection to the murder. An unofficial source has said the man is Maxime Aubin, the ex-boyfriend of Laliberté.

Suspected Drug Dealer Ali Awada Shot to Death in Montreal

Montreal police were called to the area of Sabrevois Street and des Récollets Avenue on January 13th on reports of gunshots at around 9pm.

Police arrived at the scene to find Ali Awada 28, on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Awada is a suspected drug dealer with ties to the Italian Mafia.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The death of Ali Awada is Montreal’s second homicide of 2017. Albert Arsenault, died in 2016 but police have declared his death as the first Montreal homicide of 2017.

Érik Dugas found dead in Plaisance

The Sûreté du  Québec said they found the body of 48 year old Érik Dugas in a home on Rue du Parc at around 2pm on December 31st after receiving a call for assistance.

Dugas was pronounced dead at the scene. A suspect was arrested in the evening of December 31st and is facing a first degree murder charge.

Police have not released the cause of death at this time.

Triple stabbing in Longueuil leaves one man dead

Longueuil police were called to the area of Curé-Poirier Boulevard and Adoncour on December 4th at around 6am where they found a 22 year old man suffering from a stab wound to the chest.

A 26 year old man called 911 and was found a few blocks away with a stab wound to the back. The two men were rushed to hospital, while the third victim brought himself to hospital with a stab wound to the upper body.

The 22 year old man died of his injuries, the other two men are expected to survive their injuries.

Police have no suspects at this time.



Montreal Homicide #24: Police investigating the death of a man

Montreal Police are investigating the death of a man on December 4th and if the homicide is connected to the crime spree that happened that same night.

Police found the man at an apartment in the area of 1st Ave. and Ste. Catherine St. Police said the victim is in his 20’s.

More to come…

Update December 6th
The 21 year old man who was arrested in the death of the 49 year old woman, has been linked to the death of the man earlier in the evening.

Update December 6th

Frederick Gingras, 21, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder in the slaying of James Jardin, and Chantal Cyr, 49, the woman shot to death in a gas station parking lot.

The Montreal homicide victims list is available here.

Homicide of Joseph Fluet, and Steven Lamarsh linked to biker gang

The Sûreté du Québec is looking to speak to  Richard Hunt, 38, and Mélanie Binette, 28 in regards to the December 1st deaths of Joseph Fluet, and Steven Lamarsh in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Joseph Fluet was a member of the Rock Machine biker gang and Steven Lamarsh were both found suffering from gunshot wounds in a wooded area. Both men were pronounced dead in hospital.

UPDATE December 6th
Police have arrested the 38 year old man and a 28 year old woman without incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sûreté du Québec at 1 800 659-4264.