Christopher Hanley found murdered in St. Stephen New Brunswick

St. Stephen RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive male at a residence on Ross Avenue on September 15th at approximately 3:00am.

Police arrived to find the body of Christopher Hanley, 25, from St. Stephen in a residence. An autopsy was conducted and determined the death to be a homicide.

Police have not released any details surrounding the death and have not named any suspects, only saying police believe this to be an isolated incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area between midnight and 4 a.m. on September 15, is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267).

The 2020 New Brunswick Homicide Victim List is available here.

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

Police investigate the suspicious death of a man following an assault in North Sydney NS

North Sydney police responded to a report of an assault around 4:00am on September 3rd at a home located at 92 Brook Street.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 60-year-old man deceased at the scene. Police have not released the identity of the deceased or any details surrounding the death, only saying that they believe it was an isolated incident.

Anyone with information to call police at 902-563-5151 or anonymously through Cape Breton Crime Stoppers at 902-562-8477 or

The 2020 Nova Scotia Homicide Victim List is available here.

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

Jimmy Pelletier shot to death in Saint-Hyacinthe

Saint-Hyacinthe police responded to the report of an injured man outside a vehicle, in the parking lot of an apartment building on rue Roulea at  7.15 a.m on September 9th.

Police and paramedics arrived to find 40-year-old Jimmy Pelletier suffering from serious injuries. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Police said Pelletier lived at the aparetment building where he was shot.

According to, Pelletier was a convicted drug dealer who had ties to the Hells Angels.

Valérie Beauchamp  sergeant spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec said “For the moment, the investigation is being carried out by the Service for Investigating Crimes against the Person and in order not to interfere with the smooth running of it, we will not give more information”

 The 2020 Quebec Homicide Victim List is available here.

26-year-old man stabbed to death in Cambridge

Waterloo Regional Police respnded to a weapons complaint at a residence on Linden Drive in Cambridge on September 16th at approximately 10:00pm.

Police arrived to find a 26-year-old man suffering from stab wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 A 28-year-old man from Kitchener was arrested, and has since been charged with second-degree murder. Police said the victim and the accused were known to each other.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8191 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on number of victims can be found here!

The Ontario 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here

Vancouver police investigate three homicides in two unrelated incidents

Homicide #12 & #13

Vancouver police were called to the Astoria Hotel where two people were found unresponsive in a room on September 17th just after 7:00pm. One victim was pronounced deceased at the scene, the second victim was rushed to hospital, where they died from their injuries.

Police have not released the identities or gender of the victims. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Homicide #14

At approximately 7:30pm Vancouver police responded to several 911 reports of shot fired in the area of East 64th Avenue and Knight Street. Police arrived at the scene to find one victim deceased in front of a house.

The victim has been identified as Iqubal Grewal, 23, of Vancouver. Constable Tania Visintin, VPD said “Investigators have determined the vehicle used in connection to the murder – a GMC Terrain – was burned out in Richmond,” 

Anyone with information on any of the homicides is asked to contact VPD detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The 2020 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Saskatoon Homicide #11 – Human remains located inside a Riversdale home

Detectives with the Saskatoon Missing Person Unit and Major Crime Section received information that an injured or deceased person may be at an address in the 400 block of Avenue G South on September 16th.

Police said members of Patrol, Guns and Gangs Unit and Forensic investigators attended to the 400 block where they located human remains inside of a residence.

The home located at 429 Avenue G South had experienced a fire back on August 22nd. Police said during that investigation a live cat was found in the basement, no other occupants were found.

Investigators are working on identifying the deceased. An autopsy is scheduled for September 18th.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 and ask to speak to an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The 2020 Saskatoon Homicide Victim List is available here 

Canadian Municipal Homicide Rates 2019 Versus Annualized 2020

So far in Covid times, Regina, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton have seen significant increases in their homicide rate versus last year. Of the 13 cities we track, 5 have seen increases versus last year. Brampton and Surrey has seen a significant drop in their homicide rates. Toronto is down but similar to last year.

Currently in 2020 Regina has the highest homicide rate while Ottawa has the lowest rate. Regina’s rate is over six times that of Ottawa. 2020 follows the general trend where western cities have significantly higher homicide rates.

Police charge Mario Bernier with second-degree murder, arson and indignity to human remains in the 2019 death of Melissa Lyne

 Boyle RCMP along with emergency personnel responded to a mobile home fire in Boyle on December 8th, 2019 at approximately 5:40am. The remains of 41-year-old Melissa Lyne, were located once the blaze was extinguished.

Originall police were calling the death suspicious, however, a lengthy investigation revealed the death was a homicide. The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit have charged Mario Bernier, 55, in relation to a suspicious death of Melissa Lyne who was located after a mobile home fire was reported on Dec. 18, 2019 in Boyle.

August 2020 Canadian Homicide Statistics

Canada August Murder Count: 64
Males: 57
Females: 6
Unknown: 1

Age of Youngest Victim: Newborn
Age of Oldest Victim: 81

The August 2019 List is available HERE.

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 23
AB 17
MB 7
SK 6
BC 5
QC 4
NU 1
NB 1
YT 0
PE 0
NT 0
NS 0
NL 0

Murders by Type
Beating 5
Shooting 19
Stabbing 9
Other 2
Unknown 30

Murders By City
Toronto 8
Winnipeg 5
Edmonton 5
Montreal 3
Calgary 3
Saskatoon 2
Regina 2
Ottawa 2
Mississauga 2
Brampton 2
Waterloo 1
Vaughan 1
Vancouver 1
Thunder Bay 1
St Paul 1
Shellbrook 1
Sables-Spanish Rivers Township 1
Red Earth Cree Nation 1
Red Deer 1
Pickering 1
Paul Band First Nation 1
Pangnirtung 1
O’Chiese First Nation 1
Mission 1
Maskwacis 1
Lloydminster 1
Lac La Biche 1
Kitchener 1
Kettle and Stony Point First Nation 1
Kelowna 1
Kamloops 1
Guelph 1
Grande Prairie 1
Esgenoôpetitj First Nation 1
Enderby 1
Dauphin 1
Cranberry Portage 1
Cold Lake 1
Châteauguay 1
Sauble Beach 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide: 
Abdelaziz, Aly, 19, Montreal QC 
Ali, Mohammed Yonis, 21, Winnipeg MB 
Almeida, Remi, 22, Toronto ON 
Beaverbones, Troy, 23, O’Chiese First Nation AB 
Behm, Darren, 51, Lloydminster AB 
Bossenberry, Mathew, 23, Regina SK 
Carotte, James Robert, 30, Châteauguay QC 
Channer, Oshaine, 29, Vaughan ON 
Custer, Wesley, 20, Shellbrook SK 
Dedam, Christopher, 34, Esgenoôpetitj First Nation NB 
Deng, Malith, 32, Edmonton AB 
Doe, Jane, 23, Grande Prairie AB 
Doe, Jane, 56, Brampton ON 
Doe, John, Edmonton, AB 
Doe, John, Edmonton, AB 
Doe, John, Kamloops, BC 
Doe, John, Mission, BC 
Doe, John, Ottawa, ON 
Doe, John, Pangnirtung, NU 
Doe, John, Paul Band First Nation, AB 
Doe, John, Saskatoon, SK 
Doe, John, 8 months, Kitchener ON 
Doe, John, Newborn, Pickering ON 
Doe, John, 2, Waterloo ON 
Doe, John, 10, Maskwacis AB 
Doe, John, 29, St Paul AB
Doe, John, 30, Toronto ON
Doe, John, 32, Dauphin MB 
Doe, John, 62, Cranberry Portage MB
Doe, John, 69, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 80, Montreal QC 
Dufour, Earl Francis, 30, Regina SK 
Dumas, Darrell Joseph, 47, Winnipeg MB 
Evans, Kevin, Cold Lake, AB 
Francis, Chadwick, 37, Toronto ON 
Gagne, Vincent, 46, Sables-Spanish Rivers Township ON 
Genesis Young, Female, 17, Sauble Beach
Gonzales, Anthony Evaristo, 30, Winnipeg MB 
Green, Jesse, 27, Toronto ON 
Hansen, Joshua Robert Jeromiah, 29, Winnipeg MB
Ibrahim, Abas Ahmed, 27, Calgary AB
Ismail, Mohamed Amin, 25, Guelph ON
Lavallee, Joshua, 27, Lac La Biche AB
Lines, Tyler, 38, Edmonton AB 
McKay, Brett, 24, Red Earth Cree Nation SK
Meeseetawagesic, Christopher David, 31, Thunder Bay ON 
Morton, Tara, 41, Toronto ON 
Oliver, David, 29, Kettle and Stony Point First Nation ON
Patterson, Cory Allan, 34, Kelowna BC 
Piil, Emmet, 26, Toronto ON 
Prevost, Dana, 46, Enderby BC 
Reynolds, Walter, 45, Red Deer AB 
Salah, Abdifatah, 25, Mississauga ON
Santos, Teresa, 75, Toronto ON 
Shaikh, Mohamed Khalid, 19, Calgary AB 
Singh, Suradeep, 22, Brampton ON
Smith, Owen Russel, 29, Winnipeg MB
Storoschuk, Russell William, 68, Edmonton AB
Strom, Jeff, 64, Vancouver BC
Taylor, Anthony, 34, Calgary AB
Thomas, Preston Logan, 27, Saskatoon SK
Wallace, Marion, 81, Mississauga ON 
Wheeler, John, 45, Toronto ON 
Wite, Jonathan, 23, Ottawa ON

Saskatchewan: 14-year-old Chase Althouse the victim of a suspected murder-suicide in Candle Lake

Saskatchewan RCMP responded to a 911 report of a male who had been shot inside a residence located on Industrial Drive in Candle Lake on September 12th just before 10:00pm.

Smeaton, Nipawin and Prince Albert RCMP and EMS arrived at the scene to find 14-year-old Ronald Chase Wesley Althouse, with apparent gunshot wounds. The teen was declared deceased at the scene by Paramedics. A Gofundme page has been set up to help cover the cost of funeral expenses.

Police said ” investigation determined a 49-year-old male suspect, who was armed with a firearm, was assaulting a female occupant of the residence when the other occupants of the residence intervened.” The victim was shot during this altercation. Another person in the house was able to disarm the 49-year-old shooter before he fled the scene.

According to reports, the boy’s mother Pamela Althouse was the victim of the attack and was in a relationship with the shooter.

The investigation into the whereabouts of the shooter revealed the 49-year-old male suspect was believed to be in another residence located on Steen Place in Candle Lake. At approximately 6:00 am on September 13th, police located the suspect deceased inside the residence with an apparent gunshot wound, that appeared to have been self-inflicted.

The 2020 Saskatchewan Homicide Victim List is available here

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims can be found here!