OPP say man found dead on Highway 527 near the community of Armstrong, a Homicide

OPP said a body of a 21-year-old man from the GTA was discovered on the shoulder of highway 527 that connects the Trans-Canada Highway to the community of Armstrong on January 13th.

Sgt. Mike Golding, said the death is being treated as suspicious with foul play suspected. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Winnipeg Homicide #3 – Dexter Cortavista Dejarisco, dies in hospital 8 days after shooting

Winnipeg police and emergency services personnel responded to a home in the 500 block of Burrows Avenue on a report of a shooting on January 7th.

The victim, Dexter Cortavista Dejarisco, 31, was found suffering from a severe gunshot wound. Cortavista Dejarisco was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on January 15th.

Benny Lance Hansen, 34, of Winnipeg, was initially arrested and charged with aggravated assault, however since the death of Cortavista Dejarisco the charge has been upgraded to second degree murder.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

December 2018 Canadian Homicide List

The December 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.
Canada December Murder Count: 30
Males: 21
Females: 9

Age of Youngest Victim: 3
Age of Oldest Victim: 82

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 12
AB 6
QC 4
BC 4
MB 3
NB 1
YT 0
SK 0
PE 0
NU 0
NT 0
NS 0
NL 0

Murders by Type
Beating 0
Shooting 13
Stabbing 3
Other 0
Unknown 14

Murders By City
Toronto 5
Winnipeg 3
Montreal 3
Edmonton 3
Mississauga 2
Calgary 2
Thunder Bay 1
Surrey 1
St.Stephen 1
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu 1
Rocky Mountain House 1
Richmod Hill 1
Prince George 1
North Vancouver 1
North Bay 1
Hamilton 1
Dawson Creek 1
Caledon 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide: 
Bu, Wenlan, 49, Edmonton AB 
Doe, Jane, Calgary, AB 
Doe, Jane, Edmonton, AB 
Doe, Jane, 3, Edmonton AB 
Doe, Jane, 82, Mississauga ON 
Doe, John, Dawson Creek, BC 
Doe, John, North Bay, ON 
Doe, John, Surrey, BC 
Doe, John, 30, Prince George BC 
Doe, John, 38, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 41, Montreal QC 
Driver-Martin, Riley , 14, Mississauga ON 
Farah, Cimran, 20, Toronto ON
Gayle-West, Jonathan, 29, Toronto ON
 Grenier, Laurie-Anne, 28, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu QC 
Habib-Joumaa, Rock, 25, North Vancouver BC 
Hibi, Ricardo Junior, 34, Winnipeg MB
 Jacob, Braiden, 17, Thunder Bay ON
 John, Doe, 44, Montreal QC 
John, Lawrence Errol Joel, 28, Toronto ON 
Kubica, Lisa Marie, 38, Winnipeg MB 
Leo, Joshua, 17, Hamilton ON 
Mac, Roy Chi Yan, 38, Calgary AB 
Parker, Jeffrey, 35, Toronto ON 
Rafipour, Soheli, 33, Richmod Hill ON 
Sharpe, Samantha, 25, Rocky Mountain House AB 
Smoke, Tyler Evan, 26, Winnipeg MB 
Swartz, Tyler, 18, Caledon ON 
Tracey, Crystal, 52, St.Stephen NB 
Velasquez, Edwin Chris Humberto, 34, Toronto ON

RCMP are investigating the suspicious death of a woman in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

Blaine Lake RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive woman outside of her home on Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, on January 13th at approximately 12:50pm.

Police arrived to find EMS on scene. The victim, 56-year-old Joanne Wolfe-Lafond was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy was completed on January 16th deeming the death to be suspicious.

Cause of death has not been released at this time.

RCMP lay first degree murder charge in the death of Chantel John, of Conne River.

Bay D’Espoir RCMP responded to report of a suspicious death of a woman on January 9th at approximately 930 pm.

Police arrived to the home where they found 28-year-old Chantel John, an indigenous woman of Conne River, deceased.

RCMP arrested 35-year-old Kirk Keeping of St. Jacques, NL, and charged him with first degree murder. Cause of death has not been released at this time.

Toronto Homicide #4 – Lingathasan Suntharamoorthy shot to death on Dundalk Drive

Toronto police responded to report of a shooting at 100 Dundalk drive on January 12th at approximately 12:18am.

Police and paramedics found Lingathasan Suntharamoorthy, 36, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Suntharamoorthy was pronounced at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #3 – 18-year-old Aseel Yehya shot to death

Toronto police responded to report of gunshots in the area of
Redwater Drive and Elmhurst Drive  on January 9th at 9:20 pm.

Police arrived to find 18-year-old Aseel Yehya , suffering from gunshot wound. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

It has been reported by Toronto Police that the young man was approached by a dark coloured vehicle when gunshots were heard. The victim attempted to flee the area on foot, when he was was shot and collapsed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.