May 2015 Canadian Murder statistics

Canada May Murder Count: 39
Males: 19
Females: 19
Age of Youngest Victim: 11
Age of Oldest Victim: 89

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 12
BC 9
QC 5
SK 4
MB 4
AB 4
YT 0
PE 0
NU 0
NT 0
NS 0
NL 0
NB 0

Murders by Type
Beating 5
Shooting 7
Stabbing 7
Other 1
Unknown 18

Victims and links to more information on each homicide:
Garcia Larez, Charlie Cecilia, Montreal, QC
Angutiguluk, Nellie, Montreal, QC
Belisario, Redelma, 62.0, Richmond BC
Cardinal, Creedance, 31.0, Saddle Lake AB
Demers, Chantal, 46.0, Quebec City QC
Dykens, Dorothy, 89.0, Winnipeg MB
Fischer, Elizabeth, 82.0, Erin ON
Gangaram, Suraiya, 21.0, Toronto ON
Gordic, Luka, 19.0, Whistler BC
Hamel, Louise, 51.0, Sorel-Tracey QC
James, Jesse, London, ON
Janzen, Emily, 19.0, Rosedale BC
Janzen, Shelly, 53.0, Rosedale BC
Levac, Serge, 54.0, Montreal QC
Mason, Marlon Lennox, 33.0, Toronto ON
McConville, William, 40.0, Hamilton ON
McNally, Kevin, Kelowna, BC
Nanokeesic, Joshua, 16.0, Kitchenuhmaykoosib ON
Parkes, Herma, 71.0, Richmond Hill ON
Pascal, Trent Mark, 22.0, Regina SK
Quaw, Cady, 23.0, Surrey BC
Robinson, Teresa Casandra, 11.0, Garden Hill MB
Said, Sharif, 21.0, Ottawa ON
Simon, Percy, 33.0, Manitoulin Island ON
Sinclair, Laurel, Rosedale, BC
Singh, Nitiyand Gary, 22.0, Toronto ON
Ventura, Paul, Toronto, ON
Yawney, Celeste, 33.0, Regina SK
Yuan, Gang, 42.0, Vancouver BC
Yusuf, Abdiweli Mohamed, 21.0, Toronto ON
Zanoni, Taylor John, 23.0, Calgary AB
Zecca, Giuseppe, 38.0, Abbotsford BC
Leary, Kathleen, 66, Winnipeg MB
Richard, Milton, 35, Winnipeg, MB
Alpheus Burns, 70, Melfort, SK
Crane,Brittaney Medicine, 24, Stand Off, AB
Napope, Troy, Prince Albert, SK

Troy Napope missing since May 2015

Troy Cecil Napope’s 23, burnt out car was found in May in Prince Albert, however he is still missing and police are now considering his disappearance to be a homicide.

Napope’s car was found on May 28th, and he was reported missing on June 6th. Police have no leads on locating the body of Napope, but believe that he is dead.


36-year-old woman was found dead in her home.

A 36-year-old woman was found dead in her home in  Cote des Neiges May 30th.

Firefighters discovered her lifeless body in her apartment. Police say there were no marks of violence on the body, but circumstances have led them to believe the death is suspicious.


Jason George Costouros shot in Edmonton

Jason George Costouros 32, the victim of a fatal Edmonton shooting on May 28th, had a  gruesome criminal history.

Police were called to a home on May 28th on a weapons complaint. They found Costouros dead on the driveway of him parents home. Edmonton police have confirmed that Costouros died as a result of a gun shot wound.

Police have not named any suspects at this time.

In 2007 Costouros was charged with being accessory to murder and interfering with a dead body in the vicious death of David Wong.

Renee Neganiwina, Hamilton Ontario’s 2nd homicide victim in 2015.

The fire that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Renee Neganiwina has been ruled a homicide, and now the man she lived with is facing second degree murder charges, police announced.

Joseph Snelgrove, 38, who police say was in a relationship with Neganiwina, is now in police custody. Police say the two lived together in the home.

Snelgrove turned himself in to Toronto Police. He was transported back to Hamilton where he was interviewed by detectives from the local homicide unit. Police have now charged him with second degree murder.

Taylor John Zanoni shot in broad daylight

Police were called to Willow Park Centre, a building which houses a businesses , retailers, and a probation office due to reports of gunshots on May 27th.

Taylor Zanoni of Calgary was found with severe injuries, and later died in hospital.

There are no suspects at this time, and police believe this to be a targeted attack.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


Nitiyand Gary Singh found dead in McCowan Park

A passerby found Singh’s body in a heavily wooded area in McCowan Park, May 25th and alerted Toronto police.

Nitiyand Gary Singh’s body showed signs of trauma, however the cause of death has not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide squad at (416) 808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).