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Two charged in Toronto’s 34th Homicide – William David Long dies from stab wounds

Toronto Police responded to a call for a stabbing at 550 Kingston Road on May 25th at 11:12pm.

Police arrived at the scene to find William David Long, 56, suffering from obvious signs of trauma. Long was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police believe Long was attacked in the stairwell of 550 Kingston Road, and ask anyone with information to contact police at 416-808-7474.

Update June 4
Tiek Anthony Kydd, 21, of Toronto, and Noah Hurlock, 19, of Toronto, were arrested on June 4th, and charged with first degree murder.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Arrest made in Toronto Homicide #33 – Rhoderie Estrada, cause of death not released

Toronto police responded to a 911 call at a home in the O’Connor Drive and Pape Avenue area on May 26th at approximately 2:14am.

Police arrived to find 41-year-old Rhoderie Estrada, suffering from obvious signs of trauma in a bedroom of the home. Estrada was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.

Police said they believe the murder took place sometime between Friday, May 25, 2018, at 10:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 2:15 a.m. Police said the an  unknown person entered the house via a side window and caused the death of Ms. Estrada.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)

Update June 4th
Yostin Murillo, 22, of no fixed address, was arrested on June 3rd, and charged with First-Degree Murder.

Update June 8th
Toronto police arested David Beak, 23, of no fixed address on June 8th and charged him with First-Degree Murder, in relation to the death of Estrada.

Toronto Homicide #32 – Abbegail Elliott dies in shooting, Two people charged with first degree murder

Toronto police responded to a call for Sound of Gunshots at 70 Spadina Road On May 23rd at approximately 4:40pm.

Police arrived on scene and located 21-year-old Abbegail Elliott, of Toronto,  in an apartment suffering from obvious signs of trauma. Elliott was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.

Police believe the murder is related to a Gunshots call that officers responded to on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the same address.

Saria Lopez Iglesias, 26, of Toronto, and David Obregon Castro, 25, or Toronto have both been charged with first degree murder.

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #31 – Jaiden Jackson shot to death downtown Toronto

Toronto police officers received a call for the Sounds of Gunshots in the Yonge Street and Wellington Street West area, on May  20th at approximately 9:00pm.

Police arrived at the scene and found Jaiden Jackson 28, of Toronto, suffering from gunshot wounds. Jackson was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police have reported that Jackson left Pick 6, a restaurant and bar with a woman. The pair walked westbound on the north side of Wellington Street West towards his vehicle when a  car drove south from Melinda Street and made a left turn, proceeding eastbound on Wellington Street West in the wrong direction. The car then made a u-turn and drove towards the pair.

Two of the suspects got out of the car and began shooting. Jackson ran down a parking lot ramp there the two men followed shooting as well as the driver.

Police have released a video of the shooting in hopes of identifying the three shooters. *This video contains violent content and may not be suitable for all viewers. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #30 – Mohammed Gharda 17, dies of a gunshot wound

Toronto Police responded to a call for Sounds of Gunshots in the Milford Haven Drive and Greenock Avenue area on May 20th at approximately 3:04am.

Officers arrived to find 2 injured men, one man was pronounced deceased at the scene, the other man was rushed to hospital for treatment.

The deceased has been identified as Mohammed Gharda, 17, of Toronto.

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

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #29 – Christopher Reid shot while driving

Toronto police responded to a report of a collision in the are of Kipling Ave. and Longfield Rd on May 7th at 11:55am.

Police arrived to fins  Christopher Reid, 38, suffering from gunshot wounds. Reid was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on May 10th.

Homicide investigators are interested in identifying this vehicle in question, as well as anyone in possession or associated to this vehicle. Investigators believe the vehicle is a white, four-door, 2008 or newer model BMW X.

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

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #28 – Robert Joseph Walker stabbed to death

Toronto police responded to a report of a stabbing at 2422 Queen Street East on May 6th at approximately 3:00am.

Police arrived to find Robert Joseph Walker, 48, of Toronto, suffering from stab wounds on a second floor hallway. Walker died of his injuries at the scene.

Police have not named any suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)

Update: Police release the names of the 10 victims – Alek Minassian, 25, charged with 10 counts of first degree murder after driving a van on a crowded Toronto sidewalk

Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill was charged with 10 counts of first Degree Murder and 13 counts of Attempted Murder, after driving a rented van on a crowded sidewalk on Yonge Street in north Toronto.

Detective Sergeant Graham Gibson said the accused rented the white cargo van early in the day on April 23, before driving it to the scene to the area of Finch Ave. and Yonge St. at approximately 1.30 pm.

“As has been reported in the media, the accused is believed to have posted a cryptic public message on Facebook minutes before he began driving the rented van southbound on Yonge St. and onto the crowded sidewalks,” Gibson said in a press conference on April 24th.

The cryptic Facebook message read “Private (Recruit) Minassian Infantry 00010, wishing to speak to Sgt 4chan please. C23249161. The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys. All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!”

Anyone who may need help after witnessing the tragedy can contact Victim Services Toronto, a non-profit organization, is free to anyone. They can be reached at 416-808-7066.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigative hotline at 416-808-8750.

Update April 28th
Toronto police have released the names of the victims in the attack.

  • Ji Hun Kim, 22, of South Korea
  • So He Chung, 22, of Toronto
  • Anne Marie D’Amico, 30, of Toronto
  • Andrea Bradden, 33, of Woodbridge
  • Beutis Renuka Amarasingha, 45, of Toronto
  • Chul Min Kang, 45, of Toronto
  • Dorothy Sewell, 80, of Toronto
  • Geraldine Brady, 83, of Toronto
  • Munir Najjar, 85, of Jordan
  • Mary Elizabeth Forsyth, 94, of Toronto

The 2018 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

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.

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.