51-year-old Joseph Vincent Morrissey found dead in Burnaby

Burnaby RCMP responded to a report of the discovery of a deceased man on the street in the 6700 block of 4th Avenue on January 13th.

Police arrived to find 51-year-old Joseph Vincent Morrissey of Vancouver with injuries consistent with foul play. Police do not believe the homicide was random.

Police are also looking for any dashcam video shot between the hours of 4 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448).

Toronto Homicide #4 – 15-year-old Safiullah Khosrawi, dies in daytime Scarborough shooting

Emergency crews responded to the area of Markham and Ellesmere roads on January 20th at approximately 3:10 pm on report of multiple gunshots being heard.

.Police and paramedics located Safiullah Khosrawi, 15, of Toronto suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

A 15-year-old boy has been taken into custody and is facing a second-degree murder charge.

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

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

IHIT and Burnaby RCMP investigating the fatal shooting of Julian Johnson at a Chevron Gas Station

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team along with Burnaby RCMP said a man in his 20’s was shot and killed at a Chevron gas station at Willingdon Ave & Canada Way on January 19th at approximately 6:30pm.

It has been reported that the victim was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as Julian Johnson, 28. The IHIT said the death was a targeted incident that is linked to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. 

Vancouver Homicide #3 – Vancouver police investigate the homicide of a woman in Gastown.

Vancouver police responded to a 9-1-1 call at 112 Water Street where paramedics were unsuccessful in resuscitating a 45-year-old woman on January 19th at approximately 1:30am.

Police said the woman was located inside her residence and the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500.

The 2020 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Vancouver police investigating the city’s second homicide of 2020

Vancouver police responded to a report of an unresponsive male in the parking lot of Marine Gateway Cineplex near SW Marine Drive and Cambie Street on January 18th at approximately 8:30pm.

Police arrived to find a deceased male in a vehicle. The cause of death has not been released but police are investigating it a homicide.

No arrests have been made and investigators ask anyone with information to contact VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 .

The 2020 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Winnipeg Homicide #3 – Suspicious death of Greg Joseph Jr Dumas deemed a homicide

Winnipeg Police responded to a report of an insecure premise at a residence located at 516 Alexander Avenue on January 14th at 11:45am.

Police arrived at the home to find Greg Joseph Jr Dumas, 33, deceased. Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit said the death has been determined to be a homicide.

Anyone who had contact with Greg in the weeks prior to his death or anyone with knowledge of Greg’s whereabouts during the last several weeks is asked to contact police at 204-986-6508.

The Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

December 2019 Canadian Homicide List

Canada December Murder Count: 64
Males: 51
Females: 13

Age of Youngest Victim: 2 Age of Oldest Victim: 69

The December 2018 List is available here.

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 23
AB 12
QC 11
MB 6
BC 5
SK 4
NB 2
NS 1
YT 0
PE 0
NU 0
NT 0
NL 0

Murders by Type
Beating 3
Shooting 24 S
tabbing 6
Other 3
Unknown 28

Murders By City
Toronto 13
Montreal 9
Calgary 5
Winnipeg 3
Edmonton 3
Brampton 3
Surrey 2
Mississauga 2
Kingston 2
Grand Rapids 2
Duncan 2
St-Camille-de-Lellis 1
Saskatoon 1
Rothsay 1
Rosemère 1
Regina 1
Red Earth Creek 1
Red Deer 1
RM of Rosedale 1
Prince Albert 1
Picadilly 1
Oshawa 1
Langley 1
La Ronge 1
Kitchener 1
Hamilton 1
Halifax 1
Fort McMurray 1
Cochrane 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide: 
Aburashed, Mahmoud Ahmid, 58, Calgary AB 
Agtual, Terrence, 28, Toronto ON 
Alam, Muhammed waqar, 31, Toronto ON 
Angus, Dwight, 38, Toronto ON 
Bachelor-Vassell, Yvonne, 61, Toronto ON 
Bains, Balvinder, 51, Brampton ON 
Berman, Julie, 51, Toronto ON 
Bignose, Audery, 49, Fort McMurray AB 
Billette, Sheena Marie, La Ronge, SK 
Brown, Keeshawn, 18, Surrey BC 
Caissie-Laflamme, Solange, 7, Rothsay NB 
Cameron, Margaret, 66, Toronto ON 
Declerck, Astrid, 48, Montreal QC 
Doe, Jane, 60, Kingston ON 
Doe, John, Cochrane, AB 
Doe, John, Edmonton, AB 
Doe, John, Edmonton, AB 
Doe, John, Grand Rapids, MB 
Doe, John, Mississauga, ON 
Doe, John, Mississauga, ON 
Doe, John, Montreal, QC 
Doe, John, Red Earth Creek, AB 
Doe, John, Surrey, BC 
Doe, John, Toronto, ON 
Doe, John, 2, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 4, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 24, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 26, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 26, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 30, Rosemère QC 
Doe, John, 31, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 32, Grand Rapids MB 
Doe, John, 40, Calgary AB 
Dolic, Dalibor, 55, Toronto ON 
Fortin-Bourque, Joseph-Raphaël, 21, St-Camille-de-Lellis QC 
Geng, Keem, 20, Calgary AB 
Henry, Jordan, 17, Brampton ON 
Hersi Handule, Farah, 23, Calgary AB 
Highway, Zellall, 19, Prince Albert SK 
Jal, Achor, 22, Calgary AB 
Johnson, Dennis, 67, Langley BC 
Johnson, Jeffrey, 39, Hamilton ON 
Kanarellis, Christine, 25, Toronto ON 
Kaur, Sharanjeet, 27, Brampton ON 
Kelly, Domonic, 26, Toronto ON 
Khellaf, Dahia, 43, Montreal QC 
Kraszewski, Michael, 16, Picadilly NB 
Littlecrow, Winston, 35, Saskatoon SK 
Mousseau, Cody, 32, RM of Rosedale MB 
Pache, Gordon Edward, 37, Winnipeg MB 
Ramirez, Reynaldo, 57, Winnipeg MB 
Rezene, Yafiet, 19, Kitchener ON 
Schamber, Breianna, 25, Edmonton AB 
Shurie, Francois, Duncan, BC 
Smith, Jason, 45, Halifax NS 
Stewart, Jahquar, 20, Oshawa ON 
Toto, Keenan Scott, 23, Regina SK 
Urbina, Jeremy, 22, Toronto ON 
Vandusen, Glen Darrell, 43, Kingston ON 
Williams, Charles, 69, Red Deer AB 
Williams, Clinton Phil, 43, Toronto ON 
Williams, Nellie, Duncan, BC 
Wood, Douglas, 41, Winnipeg MB 
Yusuf, Koshin, 26, Toronto ON

Update Husband charged – Mother of 6 dead, and a man injured in Mascouche suspicious death

Quebec police responded to a 911 cal at a home on des Anglais Road in Mascouche on January 16th at approximately 4:00am.

Police arrived to find a man and a woman in their 30’s suffering from serious injuries. The couple were transported to hospital where the woman died of her injuries. The victim has been identified as Jaël Cantin, 33.

According to reports the couple’s 6 children, aged between one and twelve, were at the home at the time of the attack.

Update January 18th
Benoit Cardinal, 33, was arrested on the evening of January 16th and charged with second-degree murder in the killing of his wife Jaël Cantin.

Update Suspect found dead in Toronto: Brampton Homicide #1 – 28-year-old Heeral Patel found dead in a green space.

Peel Regional Police responded to a naturalized green space in the area of Nexus Avenue and Fogal Road on the report of a deceased woman on January 13th at approximately 5:49pm.

Investigators arrived to find Heeral Patel, a 28 year-old woman from Toronto deceased. Police said the death was suspicious and the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau took carriage of the investigation.

Investigators are encouraging the victim’s husband Rakeshbhai Patel, 36, to contact a lawyer and arrange to turn himself in.    

Update January 20th
Peel police said Rakeshbhai Patel was found deceased in the City of Toronto on January 17, 2020. His death is not being pursued as a criminal investigation.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121,