Gerald Leduc dies 6 months after attack. Police deem his death the 7th Ottawa homicide of 2018

Gerald Leduc, 53, was beaten into a coma in his Vanier apartment on Selkirk Street , July 2017. Six months to the day of his beating Leduc died of his injuries.

Marco Michaud, 36, turned himself in to police on February 24th, and was charged with second-degree murder in what detectives believe was Leduc’s drug-related beating.

The 2018 Ottawa Homicide Victim List is available here.

Kevin Carter charged in Huron County double homicide

Huron OPP responded to a 911 call for assistance at an address in the rural municipality of Morris-Turnberry on C Line Road around 8:00am on March 29th.

The names of the victims will not be released due to a court-ordered publication ban. Police arrived at the home to find two deceased adults, and an injured adult female. The injured female was transported to local hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Police arrested Kevin Carter, 56, of Wingham, Ont, at the scene. Carter is facing two counts of first-degree murder.


Andrew Muckpaloo charged with murder in Arctic Bay Nunavut

Nunavut police said an injured man was brought to the local health centre, where he died on March 26th at approximately 6:30 am. The victim’s name has not been released at this time.

Andrew Muckpaloo, 30, of Arctic Bay has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to the death. Muckpaloo will remain in custody and will appear in court in Iqaluit on April 10.

Brian Scollard dies in Ottawa hospital

Ottawa police responded to a 911 call reporting an injured man  in the 1 – 100 block of Covington Place on March 28th at approximately 9:10pm.

Police arrived to find Brian Scollard, 36, of Ottawa, suffering from serious injuries. Scollard was rushed to hospital he succumbed to his injuries. The cause of death has not been released. Ottawa police have stated that the homicide was not fire arms related.

Police had one man in custody, however he has since been released.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493.

The 2018 Ottawa Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: suspect killed by police – Nadia El-Dib found dead in a Marlborough Park backyard

Calgary police were called to the 1000 block of Maitland Drive N.E., after a woman in her 20s was found dead in the backyard of a house, on March 25th at approximately 9:30am.

Police said that evidence at the scene led them to believe the woman’s death is suspicious. An autopsy was performed and revealed that the death of Nadia El-Dib, 22, was a homicide and the cause of death, multiple stab wounds.

Abderrahmane (Adam) Bettahar, 21, is wanted on a Canada wide warrant for the first-degree murder of Nadia El-Dib. Bettahar is described as 6’0” tall, slim build, light skin, brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be driving a 2004 dark blue Ford Explorer with the Alberta licence plate BZH 5688.

Anyone With Information is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

RCMP said an officer saw a man believed to be Abderrahmane (Adam) Bettahar, at approximately 5:15pm on March 29th. The suspect failed to stop for police, and a pursuit ensued. A spike belt was deployed and the damaged vehicle finally stoped at 6:30pm in the area of Highway 16 at Highway 22, back near Entwistle. Bettahar shot Sgt. Brian Topham who is in hospital recovering frm non-life threatening injuries. Bettahar was then shot and killed by police. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating incident.


The 2018 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Nolan Panchyshyn found dead near Dornoch Ontario

Ontario Provincial Police said the body of Nolan Panchyshyn, 20,  while searching a property near the village of Dornoch.

Police did not say exactly when the body of Panchyshyn was found, However he was reported missing on December 20th after last being seen December 13th, 2017. An autopsy was completed, however the cause of death has not been released.

Dwayne Edward Hammond, 46, has been charged with second-degree murder and with offering an indignity to human remains. David Douglas Beattie, 22, has also been charged with offering an indignity to human remains on Dec. 13, 2017 in Chatsworth Township.

Update, charges laid – Middle aged man found dead in Edmonton.

Edmonton police officers responded to report of an injured man in the area of 117 Avenue and 91 Street on March 25th at approximately 10:30pm.

On arrival police located Cory Waters, 42, deceased in a multi-unit residence. The cause of death has not been released, but the homicide team has taken over the case.

Anyone with information about this suspicious death to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

Update April 1st
Clinton Wabasca, 36, was arrested March 29th and charged with first degree murder.  Edmonton Police said they are not disclosing the name of the victim due to privacy concerns.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Jean-François Henri found dead in Ulverton Quebec

Police were notified after a body was found March 19th at around 7 am by a motorist who had stopped at the Ulverton wool mill.

Police arrived to find Jean-François Henri, 41,  of Magog  deceased in a vehicle. Henri is known to police and has been involved in criminal cases in recent years, in Drummondville and Magog.

Police said the death is being investigated as a homicide.

According to reports, Henri was just out of jail after being sentenced to 45 days in 2018 for a breach of unknown conditions.