Edmonton Homicide #2 – Missing Man Huran Baran, found dead in a truck

Edmonton police said 40-year-old Huran Baran was last seen on January. 22nd and was reported missing by his family. Baran’s family said he was last seen at a restaurant in the area of 133 Street and 137 Avenue. He was driving a red 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 . 

Edmonton police conducted a search in the area of 48 Street and Millwoods Road South where they located the red Dodge Ram that Huran Baran had been driving. The body of Baran was found in the vehicle with obvious trauma. An autopsy was completed on January 29th and revealed the death to be a result of “Sharp Force Trauma”. Investigators believe the truck had been in that location since January 23rd.

Police arrested Tristan Taschuk, 30, and charged him with Second-degree Murder. Anyone with information in relation to the death of Baran is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 .

The Edmonton 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Edmonton police are investigating the suspicious death of Aaron Watt as a homicide

Edmonton police responded to a call for assistance from Edmonton Fire Rescue on the report of a fire in the area of 126 Avenue and 73 Street. on January 26th at approximately 10:00pm.

On arrival, police located 24-year-old Aaron Watt deceased. An autopsy was performed on January 28th and revealed the manner of death to be a homicide. The cause of death is not being released at this time for investigative reasons.

Shortly after being called to the homicide scene, police were called to the area of 173 Avenue and Meridian Street where a silver 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander was located burned. Homicide investigators believe both scenes are connected. 

Police are asking that gas station staff or customers who witnessed anyone purchasing and/or filling a red plastic 5L Sceptor gasoline jerry-can, who may have been traveling in a silver 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander between the hours of 8:00pm and 11:00pm, on January 26th.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 .

Hamilton Homicide #1 – David Stevens fatally shot on Harvey Street

Hamilton police responded to report of gunshots at a seven-bedroom rooming house located at 21 Harvey Street, on January 29th at approximately 11:30pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 46-year-old David Stevens suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police are not releasing the victim’s identity pending next of kin notification.

Police believe there were three male suspects who attended the residence in a four-door, silver colored sedan. Investigators are in the process of collecting video in hopes to obtain a more detailed description of the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Richard Wouters at 905-546-4921..

Police investigating the homicide of Edi Bogere-Nyigwo in Maple Ridge

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team reported that the body of 24-year-old Edi Bogere-Nyigwo was found in a vacant forested property in the 24500-block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on January 11th. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

.Bogere-Nyigwo was last seen leaving his Coquitlam home at 7 p.m. on December 27, 2019. Police said there isn’t any indication, at this point, to suggest the homicide is linked to any gang conflict. “Edi was a talented soccer player and a member of Coquitlam’s Sparta SC U-18 squad that won the Canadian National Championship. His friends describe him as someone who avoided trouble and many are wondering why anyone would harm him” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Regina Homicide #4 – Death of Rodney Troy Ruberry on Dewdney Ave deemed a homicide

Regina police were called to the 4400 block of Dewdney Avenue at approximately 3:19pm, on Friday, January 24th, on the report of an injured man.

Police arrives at the scene and requested additional help from EMS. Paramedics arrived and transported Rodney Troy Ruberry, 49, to the hospital where he died of his injuries at approximately 4:28pm.

Regina Police Service confirmed on January 28th that the death of Mr. Ruberry was a homicide. The cause of death has not been released.

Anyone who may have information that could assist police is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 .

The 2020 Regina Homicide Victim List is available here.

Regina Homicide #3 – Fatal shooting takes the life of Isiah Trent Allary

Regina police responded to report of a shooting in the 1200 block of Rae Street at approximately 7:37 p.m., on Saturday, January 25th.

On arrival police located 24-year-old Isiah Trent Allary of Regina, unresponsive and critically injured. EMS declared Allary deceased at the scene a short time later.

Regina police arrested 25-year-old Devon Wayne Cyr and charged him with First Degree Murder, Two counts of Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order and Fail to Comply with a Prohibition Order.

Anyone who may have information that could assist police is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306- 777-6500.

The 2020 Regina Homicide Victim List is available here.

British Columbia Homicide Victim List 2020

BC Homicide total so far in 2020: 15
(2019 total: 74)
Males: 12
Females: 3

BC January Murder Count: 8
(January 2019 total: 2)
Males: 7
Females: 1

January
1 – Jason Stanley Wells, Male, 39, Surrey
2 – Jesus Cristobal-Esteban, Male, 62, Vancouver
3 – John Doe, Male, Maple Ridge
4 – Mathieu Flynn, Male, 31, Vancouver
5 – Tonya Hyer, Female, 45, Vancouver
6 – Julian Johnson, Male, 28, Shooting, Burnaby
7 – Joseph Vincent Morrissey, Male, 51, Burnaby
8 – John Doe, Male, Langford

BC February Murder Count: 2
(Feb 2019 total: 5)
Males: 2
Females:

February
9 – Ravinder Singh Sandhu, Male, 42, Shooting, Langley
10 – John Doe, Abbotsford

BC March Murder Count: 5
(Mar 2019 total: 10)
Males: 3
Females: 1
Unknown:1

March
11 – Jane Doe, Female, Vanderhoof
12 – Unknown, Coquitlam
13 – John Doe, Male, Kelowna
14 – Stuart Schellenberg, Male, 38, Chilliwack
15 – John Doe, Male, Assault with a weapon, Victoria

Police investigating a possible murder – suicide in Gatineau

Gatineau police were called to a mobile home park on 2nd Avenue Ouest on January 25th, after the bodies of two people were found on the property.

Police said the victims are a 55-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man. Investigators are not searching for any suspects, and will not be releasing the names of the deceased.

Police believe the death of the pair was the result of a murder-suicide, however, an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Marylene Levesque killed in a Quebec City Hotel by a man previously convicted of murder

Quebec City police found the body of 22-year-old Marylène Levesque, in a hotel room in the City’s Sainte-Foy neighborhood on January 22nd.

Eustachio Gallese, 51, turned himself in on January 22nd, telling police where to find the body of Levesque an alleged sex worker (according to reports). Gallese was on parole for the 2006 murder of his partner, Chantale Deschenes. Police said Gallese has been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of Marylène Levesque.

Update: Eustachio Gallese, 51, has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Marylène Lévesque. Gallese was initially charged with second-degree murder, that charge was upgraded to first-degree murder on February 24th.

Levesque’s death is the first homicide in Quebec City in 2020.

77-year-old man charged in Kitchener Homicide of his son

Waterloo Police were dispatched to a residence on Marianne Dorn Trail in the city of Kitchener at approximately 6:50 p.m on January 25th on the report of an injured male.

Police arrived to find a 48-year-old male suffering from serious injuries. The victim was declared deceased at the scene. Police have not released the cause of death at this time.

A 77-year-old man was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree murder. It has been reported that the victim was the son of the accused.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777