James Nathan Roberts found dead in the woods, Terrace RCMP say his death was a homicide

Terrace RCMP officer was conducting foot patrols when he located the body of a deceased man in a wooded area between the curling rink and railway tracks on May 15th at approximately 11:00am.

The victim, James Nathan Roberts, 38, of Terrace BC, was last seen alive around 4:00pm on Thursday May 14th.

The cause of death has not been released, however RCMP said the death of Roberts is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 and reference file 20-4558.

The 2020 BC Homicide Victim List is available here.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims is available here!

Amaruttaaq Weetaluktuk found dead in a Nunavik home after being reported missing by his family

Kativik Regional Police investigators said they discovered the body of a 29-year-old Amaruttaaq Weetaluktuk in a local home. Police said the home was not the residence of the victim. Weetaliktuk was reported missing by his family on May 7th.

Weetaluktuk’s body suffered signs of violence, however, his cause of death has not been released. On May 8th police arrested Peter Palliser in Inukjuak, and was formally charged with second-degree murder on May 11th.

 The 2020 Quebec Homicide Victim List is available here.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims is available here!

29-year-old man charged with manslaughter a fatal fire at a shelter in Cold Lake

Emergencey crews were called to Kokum’s House homeless shelter, on March 14th on the report of a fire.

According to reports, Leslie Klassen, 50, of Cold Lake, was pulled from the blaze and airlifted to Edmonton Hospital where he died of his injuries.

RCMP said they arrested a 29-year-old man on May 26th and charged him with manslaughter. The accused is scheduled to appear in court on June 10.

The 2020 Alberta Homicide Victim List is available here.

First Degree murder charge laid in the death of Brandon Martin whose remains were found over a year after he went missing from Miramichi

The Miramichi Police Force Criminal Investigation Division, discovered human remains in an area of the Plaster Rock-Renous Highway on May 26th.

The remains have been identified as Brandon Martin, who was missing from Miramichi since May 22nd, 2019. According to reports Miramichi Police Force Criminal Investigation Division arrested a 21-year-old man from Grand Falls, N.B., in connection to this investigation on May 27th, 2020.

Police have charged Ethen James Harnish with the 1st degree murder of Brandon Martin. Harnish is scheduled to re-appear in court on June 16th.

The 2020 New Brunswick Homicide Victim List is available here.

Homicide investigation underway after a 31-year-old man dies in Skownan First Nation.

Winnipegosis RCMP responded to a report of an injured male at a home located in Skownan First Nation on June 1st at approximately 11:05am.

Emergency crews arrived to find a 31-year old man suffering from serious injuries. The victim was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

RMCP said they have taken a suspect into custody. Police have not release what charges may be laid.

Winnipegosis RCMP along with Major Crime Services and Forensic Identification Services, continue to investigate.

The 2020 Manitoba Homicide Victim List is available here.

Woman in her 60’s found deceased in a St. Catharines home

St Catharines uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to report of an assault at a home on Densgrove Road near Vine Street in St. Catharines, on May 29th at approximately 4:40pm.

Police arrived at the home and found a woman in her 60’s deceased. The cause of death has not been released and the victim’s identity will not be released at the request of next of kin.

Gregory M. Tkachyk, 60, was arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree murder. A publication ban has been put in place, Niagara Regional Police are unable to provide further information on the homicide.

The Ontario 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here

Update 2 charged with Second-Degree Murder: Thunder Bay Homicide #6 – 36-year-old man charged with first-degree murder of Victoria BC man Paul Winnifred Viver.

Thunder Bay police responded to the Midtown Inn at 61 Cumberland Street North, on May 30th at approximately 10:20pm.

Police and paramedics located an injured 29-year-old Paul Winnifred Viver, of Victoria BC, and rushed him to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he was pronounced deceased.

As a result of the investigation, Thunder Bay police arrested Denis Terry Bernard, 36, of Thunder Bay, on Sunday, May 31st and charged him with Second-Degree Murder. 

If you have any information that could assist investigators please call police at 684-1200.

Update June 5th
On June 3rd Thunder Bay police arrested a 16-year-old youth from the Toronto area, in relation to the death of Paul Viver. The male youth has been charged with Second Degree Murder, Failure to Comply with a Judicial Release, and Failure to Comply with a Sentence.

The 2020 Thunder Bay Homicide Victim Lst is available here.

Nathan Wapachee-Hoque found dead in a Giant Tiger dumpster in Val -d’Or

Quebec police were called to the Giant Tiger on 3rd avenue, after construction workers discovered a deceased man in the dumpster on May 1st at approximately 7:00am.

The victim who was identified as Nathan Wapachee-Hoque, 19, death was initially considered suspicious, however, police have since declared the death a homicide.

Police arrested a 33-year-old individual from Val-d’Or and a 39-year-old man from Winneway. According to reports the two suspects have been charged with first-degree murder.

 The 2020 Quebec Homicide Victim List is available here.

Hamilton Homicide #6 – 44-year-old Darren Buskey the victim of a fatal shooting on East 14th street

Hamilton police responded to the report of a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of 334 East 14th Street on the Hamilton Mountain on May 30th at approximately 11:00am.

Police located a 44-year-old Darren Buskey bleeding on the ground of a parking lot of the apartment complex. The victim was rushed to hospital by paramedics, where he died of his injuries at approximately 11:30pm.

Update June 1st.

Hamilton police have arrested David Pryce of Mississauga, and charged him with first degree murder. Police said “Pryce and Buskey were known to each other though their involvement in the drug subculture.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ross Johnson by calling 905-546-3827.

The 2020 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Ontario Provincial Police investigate the homicide of Sean Collins in Thorndale after his partner found deceased in Alberta

OPP said they located the body of Sean Collins, 37, deceased at a home at 39 Leesboro Trail in Thorndale, Ontario on May 26th.

An autopsy was conducted and revealed that Sean Collins was the victim of a homicide. Cause of death has not been released at this time.

On May 28th Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to the report of a deceased male who was located in the North Saskatchewan River, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. The deceased has been identified as Alexander Collins, 30, of Thorndale. Police said the cause of death was drowning.

According to OPP Const. Kevin Howe said “We can confirm that they were involved in a domestic relationship.”

Anyone with further information is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).