Heeley Rae Balanga found dead in Mariposa Township fire. Her death has been declared a homicide

Kawartha Lakes Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Department responded to a house fire on Aino Beach Road in Mariposa Township on May 29th at approximately 5:10am.

Heeley Rae Balanga, 35, was found deceased in the fire, and investigators are called her death a homicide. The cause of death has not been made public at this time.

Police have arrested 44 year old  Ross Ronald Dion from Little Britain, ON, and charged him with first-degree murder and arson in relation to the death of Balanga.

Christine Barker stabbed to death by her 18 year old daughter in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police and paramedics responded to the report of an injured female at a residence in the first 100 block of Beaumont Bay on May 28th at approximately 12:10pm.

Police located Christine Lynnette Barker,36, suffering from  stab wounds. Barker was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.

The victim’s daughter Hailey Summer Barker, 18, was arrested on June 4th and charged with second degree murder.

The 2018 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Noel Talingdan shot to death outside of Bar Italia in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police were called to the 700 block of Corydon Avenue on May 29th at approximately 12:40pm on report of a shooting.

On arrival police located Noel Talingdan, 37, and a 28 year old female suffering from gunshot wounds outside of Bar Italia. Both victims were rused to hospital where Talingdan dies of his injuries. The female victim is expected to survive.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

The 2018 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update July 2nd
Eric John Boyle, 30, was arrested on June 29th, and charged with first-degree murder.  Police have also issued an arrest warrant for Joshua Lucien Peter Turner, 24. Turner is wanted for first degree murder and attempted murder.

Update August 16th
August 13, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Joshua Turner was taken into custody in the 400 block of Balmoral Street by members of the Tactical Support Team. He has been charged with First-degree murder.

Craig Cutter dies of stab wounds in Calgary’s latest homicide

Calgary police were called to the 200 block of 15th Avenue S.E. at approximately 2:00am on May 27th on report of a man in medical distress.

Police arrived to find Craig Cutter, 24, suffering from stab wounds. Cutter was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said the stabbing stemmed from an altercation that escalated.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234

The 2018 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Man shot to death in Montreal’s 11th homicide of 2018

Montreal police were called to an apartment building on 1 Avenue North, near Gouin Boulevard  on May 26th at approximately 9:50am on report of gunshots.

Police arrived at the basement apartment to find a 45 year old Constantinos Tountas suffering from an upper body gunshot wound. The victim was declared deceased at the scene.

A 33 year old key witness has now become the main suspect. Police have not released the name of the accused. More information will be added as it becomes available.

This year’s Montreal homicide victim list can be viewed here. 

Update, Charged Laid – Evan Wilfred Moonias found dead in a multi-unit residence fire

Edmonton police officers driving by a multi-unit residence in the area of 117 Avenue and 80 Street spotted smoke coming from the building on May 30th at approximately 3:30pm.

Police alerted the fire department, as well as the tenants of the building. The body of Evan Wilfred Moonais was found after the fire was extinguished.

Edmonton Medical Examiner completed the autopsy on June 1st, deemed the manner of death of Moonias, 28, to be a homicide. Police will not be releasing the cause of death at this time.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update June 7
Jonathan Millsap, 33, was arrested by Edmonton police on June 4th and charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Moonias. Police believe the accused and the victim were known to each other.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Harry Gillis shot in the back of an Edmonton Taxi

Edmonton police responded to reports of gunshots in the area of 111 Street and 23 Avenue at approximately 1:00am on May 24th. Police then received a report that a  25-year-old male arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police said Harry Gillis, 25, was shot while riding in the back seat of a taxi cab. The driver was not injured is the shooting. Gillis was driven to the hospital by the taxi driver, where he dies of his injuries at approximately 6:00am.

Investigators encourage anyone with information about this suspicious death to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

*Update arrest made. Toronto Homicide #37 – 18 year old Israel Edwards dies after Yonge-Dundas Square shooting

Toronto police responded to report of a shooting at Yonge-Dundas Square on May  30th at approximately 11:09pm.

Police arrived to find 18 year old Iseael Edwards from Pickering ON, suffering from serious injuries. Edwards was ruched to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Anyone with information, security camera videos or photographs, 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.

On September 27, 2018, a 17-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:
– Second Degree Murder
– Attempted Murder
– Possession of a Restricted Firearm

The youth cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.