Claude Justin Kishiqueb identified as Thunder Bay’s latest homicide victim

Thunder Bay Police responded to a report of a man on the ground at a North Cumberland Street address at approximately 11:00pm, on March 20th. Police said the caller claimed a baseball bat may have been used in the assault.

Police arrived at the scene to find two male victims. Claude Justin Kishiqueb,58, was unresponsive and pronounced deceased at the scene. The other victim was sent to hospital where he remains in the ICU.

Nathaniel Austin Wesley, 22, of Thunder Bay is charged with Second-Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Breach of Recognizance and Breach of Probation.

This is the second Thunder Bay homicide in 24 hours.

Karl Cadden Wearden found dead in Moncton

Codiac Regional RCMP responded to Echo Drive, in the city on Moncton, on a report of an injured man, on March 18th at approximately 1:15am.

Police arrived to find Karl Cadden Wearden, 45, deceased at the scene. Witnesses reported seeing Karl Wearden standing beside a bicycle on Echo Drive, before getting involved in an altercation with another man.

Police said the victim fled on foot, and they don’t have a description of the suspect at this time,

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 506-857-2400.

Christian William White shot to death near Strathmore

Police said Christian William White, 23, of the Siksika Nation was found shot to death on March 17th, inside a vehicle near the intersection of Highway 817 and Highway 22X.

RCMP Major Crimes unit arrested two adult male suspects. Kody Allan Giffen, 22 and Brandon Daniel Giffen, 25 of Strathmore have been charged with first-degree murder.

John Gabriel dies from injuries sustained in a Winnipeg assault

Winnipeg police and paramedics responded to a report of a man who had been assaulted and was suffering from serious injuries in the 100 block of Salter Street, on March 16th at approximately 2:40am.

Police arrived to find John Gabriel, 38, suffering from life threatening injuries. The victim was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Anyone that may have information is asked to call  204-986-6219

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Woman found dead on a bike path in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay police responded to reports of an unresponsive woman on a bike path in the County Fair area at approximately 1am on March 19th.

Police said the woman was found deceased on a path near the Landmark Inn. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time. An autopsy is scheduled to take place in Toronto.

Ashley Mary Potson, 32, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Second-Degree Murder, Failing to Comply with Condition Recognizance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 684-1200.

Fatal daylight shooting of Jerome Belle, marks Toronto’s 15th homicide of 2019

Toronto police were called to the area of Randolph and Perth avenues, near Bloor GO station, at approximately 3:30pm on March 19th on report of a shooting.

Police arrived to find a man in his mid twenties, suffering from life threatening injuries. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

Police are looking for a suspect who was seen leaving the area of 21 Randolph Ave. approaching Perth Avenue and fleeing on foot. The investigation is in it’s early stages, more information will be added as it becomes available.

Update. Police have identified the victim as Jerome Belle, 22, of Toronto.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.
The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto Homicide#14 – Helen Fronczak, 79, found dead in her apartment

Toronto police responded to a call for assistance at 57 Widdicombe Hill Boulevard, in the Kipling Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West area on March 18th at approximately 8:25pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find 79-year-old Helen Fronczak without vitals, and showing obvious signs of trauma. Fronczak was pronounced at the scene. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Larry Fronczak, 80, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with second degree murder. Police have not released the relationship between the victim and the accused.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

February 2019 Canadian Homicide Statistics

Canada February Murder Count: 41
Males: 32
Females: 8

February 2018 List is available here.

Age of Youngest Victim: 12
Age of Oldest Victim: 74

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 13
QC 9
SK 4
MB 4
BC 4
PE 2
NB 2
AB 2
NU 1
YT 0
NT 0
NS 0
NL 0

Murders by Type
Beating 2
Shooting 16
Stabbing 6
Other 0
Unknown 17

Murders By City
Toronto 5
Surrey 3
Montreal 3
Winnipeg 2
Prince Albert 2
Ottawa 2
Laval 2
Vernon 1
Thunder Bay 1
Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac 1
Saskatoon 1
Saint-Philippe 1
Rothesay 1
Renous 1
Regina 1
Red Deer 1
Oshawa 1
Nelson House 1
Montrel 1
Mississauga 1
London 1
Kangirsuk 1
Edmonton 1
Easterville 1
Charlottetown 1
Brampton 1
Borden-Carleton and Hampton 1
Barrie 1
Arviat 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide: 
Bains, Rajwinder, 38, Surrey BC
Berresford, Matthew, 36, Red Deer AB
Buttu, Ahmed, 21, Oshawa ON
Chiodo, Lee, 40, Thunder Bay ON
Christian, Jaunoi, 24, Toronto ON
Cromastey, Anthony, 30, Winnipeg MB
Dieudonné, Frank Pascal, 36, Saint-Philippe QC
Doe, Jane, Rothesay, NB
Doe, Jane, Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, QC
Doe, Jane, 70, Montrel QC
Doe, Jane, 74, Mississauga ON
Doe, John, Arviat, NU
Doe, John, Borden-Carleton and Hampton, PE
Doe, John, Vernon, BC
Doe, John, 15, Barrie ON
Doe, John, 18, Nelson House MB
Doe, John, 24, Montreal QC
Doe, John, 26, Easterville MB
Doe, John, 27, Prince Albert SK
Doe, John, 27, Saskatoon SK
Doe, John, 30, Laval QC
Doe, John, 42, Edmonton AB
Doe, John, 50, Prince Albert SK
Doe, John, 60, Surrey BC
Howlett, Dean, 25, Toronto ON
Ibrahim, Ilyas, 43, Ottawa ON
Jolin, Gaetan, 55, Ottawa ON
Kanho, Ray, Laval, QC
Kenny, Calvin, 27, Renous NB
Khakh, Bikramjit, 30, Surrey BC
Kirton, Rodney, 25, Winnipeg MB
Laknit, Azzedine, 50, Montreal QC
Lavoie, Noemi, 24, Montreal QC
MacLean, Cody, 24, Charlottetown PE
Maksoud, Brian, 46, London ON
McKain, Nicklus, 18, Toronto ON
Mrhova, Veronika, 24, Toronto ON
Mucco, Mary Joanna, 35, Kangirsuk QC
Poitras, Morris, 27, Regina SK
Rajkumar, Riya, 12, Brampton ON
Welsh-Hope, Tesfa, 28, Toronto ON

Jason John Brown of Kitchener found dead on the side of an Oshawa road

Police said that a City of Oshawa employee driving on Stevenson Road North just south of Raglan Road West in north Oshawa noticed a body of a deceased male at the side of the road.

Police and paramedics arrived to find the body of Jason John Brown, 43, with obvious signs of trauma. Police are not releasing the cause of death at this time.

Anyone with information of assistance to this investigation is asked to contact Det. Thorne of the DRPS Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5223.