RCMP investigating a homicide on Berens River First Nation

RCMP responded to an assault at a residence in Berens River First Nation on November 16th at approximately 4:20am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 38-year-old man from Bloodvein First Nation, suffering from serious injuries. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim’s identity and cause of death have not been released.

Berens River RCMP along with Major Crime Services and Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate. More information will be added as it becomes available.

RCMP are investigating the homicide of Saladina Vivancos in Parkland County

Parkland County RCMP responded to assist paramedics with a woman in distress in the area of Township Road 532A and Range Road 274 on November 17th. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

An autopsy was conducted on November 19th and revealed that the death of 33-year-old Saladina Vivancos was a homicide. Police have not released the cause of death.

RCMP said the investigation is ongoing and ask anyone with information to contact Parkland RCMP at 780-968-7267 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Abbotsford police investigating after a body was found inside a burning vehicle

Abbotsford police said firefighters were called to a vehicle fire in the 5300 block of Bates Road on November 15th at approximately 10:30 pm where they found an SUV fully engulfed.

Firefighters alerted police when a body was found in the SUV after the fire was extinguished. The victim’s identity and cause of death have not been released at this time.

The integrated homicide investigation team (IHIT) has taken over the investigation.

Toronto Homicide #64 – Craig Campbell identified as the fatal shooting victim on Oakwood ave

Toronto police were flagged down in the area of 495 Oakwood Ave on November 16th at approximately 1:42am.

Police located Craig Campbell, 42, of Toronto, suffering from gunshot wounds. Campbell was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

It has been reported that a dark-coloured SUV was seen fleeing the area after the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Dustin Cree Baker identified as Winnipeg’s 41st homicide victim of 2019

Winnipeg police responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance in the 700 block of Dufferin Avenue on November 13th.

Police arrived to find 21-year-old Dustin Cree Backer suffering from what police said appeared to be a gunshot wound. Hw was pronounced at the scene.

No arrests have been made and police ask 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 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Edmonton Homicide team investigating the death of 74-year-old Franklin Delano Hudson

Edmonton police responded to a check on welfare in the area of 99 Avenue and 106 Street on November 12th.

Police arrived to find Franklin Delano Hudson, 74, deceased. An autopsy has been performed, and as a result, the homicide squad has taken over the case.

No other information is available at this time. Anyone with any information in relation to Hudson’s death is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.

The 2019 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here

Edmonton Homicide section investigating the death of Rebecca Hunter

Edmonton police were dispatched to the area of 133 Avenue and 140 Street on the report of a deceased female on November 13th at approximately 6:45am.

On arrival police located 35-year-old Rebeca Hunter deceased in front of a home. An autopsy was performed and police said the results will not be made public, however, the death is still being treated as suspicious.

Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information concerning Rebecca Hunter’s whereabouts in the days and hours leading up to her death to contact them at 780-423-4567.

The 2019 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here

October 2019 Canadian Homicide Statistics

Canada October Murder Count: 56
Males: 40
Females: 15

The October 2018 Homicide List is available here.

Age of Youngest Victim: 1
Age of Oldest Victim: 65

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 17
MB 11
AB 8
BC 7
QC 6
SK 3
NB 2
NU 1
NS 1
YT 0
PE 0
NT 0
NL 0

Murders by Type
Beating 1
Shooting 17
Stabbing 9
Other 3
Unknown 26

Murders By City
Winnipeg 8
Toronto 8
Montreal 4
Surrey 2
Mississauga 2
Hamilton 2
Calgary 2
Windsor 1
Vancouver 1
Upper Coverdale 1
Thompson 1
Terrebonne 1
Slave Lake 1
Richmond 1
Regina 1
Peace River 1
Paul First Nation 1
Pangnirtung 1
Ottawa 1
Norway House 1
Niagara Falls 1
Newmarket 1
Longueuil 1
Lincoln 1
Hinton 1
Halifax 1
Grand Prairie 1
Georgetown 1
Edmonton 1
Coquitlam 1
Chilliwack 1
Campbell River 1
Big Island Lake Cree 1
Beandon 1
Battleford 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide: 
Doe, John, Paul First Nation, AB 
Baldwin, Keith, 27, Chilliwack BC 
Bishop, Roer, 49, Longueuil QC 
Bryant, Delauntae, 24, Toronto ON 
Catcheway, Neilson, 40, Winnipeg MB 
Chong, Stephen, 58, Richmond BC 
DeShane, Taylor, Newmarket, ON 
Delahaye, Giovanni, Mississauga, ON 
Denney, Thomas, 62, Toronto ON 
Doe, Jane, Surrey, BC 
Doe, Jane, 1, Niagara Falls ON 
Doe, Jane, 5, Montreal QC 
Doe, Jane, 14, Winnipeg MB 
Doe, Jane, 37, Peace River AB 
Doe, Jane, 52, Pangnirtung NU
Doe, John, Campbell River, BC 
Doe, John, Norway House, MB 
Doe, John, Ottawa, ON 
Doe, John, Slave Lake, AB 
Doe, John, Windsor, ON 
Doe, John, 7, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 14, Hamilton ON 
Doe, John, 23, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 47, Surrey BC 
Doe, John, 55, Edmonton AB 
Dreaver, Matthew, 16, Toronto ON 
Duperron, Nature, 25, Hinton AB 
Gatzke, Ryan John, 27, Battleford SK 
Geleta, Bethelhem, 22, Toronto ON 
Harper, Edwin, 32, Winnipeg MB 
Hughes, Betty, 63, Beandon MB 
Huynh, Michael, 30, Toronto ON 
Ibrahim, Mario, Mississauga, ON 
Jama, Farhan, 28, Toronto ON 
Junedi-Mohamed, Obsa, 29, Hamilton ON 
Kininga, Tresor Tresor, 36, Toronto ON 
Kiseyinewakup, Zane, Big Island Lake Cree, SK 
Lamontagne, Linda, 65, Halifax NS 
Letniak, Karen, 48, Winnipeg MB 
Lorde, Ryan, 36, Georgetown ON 
Maniago, Matthew, 29, Calgary AB 
McKay, Darlus, 19, Winnipeg MB 
Michaloski, Cody, 28, Grand Prairie AB 
Moose, Bobbie Lyn Lee, 29, Thompson MB 
Nelson, Maggie, 60, Vancouver BC 
Onwu, Deborah, 48, Calgary AB 
Palidwor, Wayne, 62, Winnipeg MB 
Rose, Darcy Leslie, 37, Winnipeg MB 
Rowe, Eric, 20, Toronto ON 
Sacobie, Michael, 50, Lincoln NB 
Scoppa, Andrew, Montreal, QC 
Sevigny, Gaetan, 53, Terrebonne QC 
Straight, Evan, 19, Upper Coverdale NB 
Sutherland, Matthew, 28, Winnipeg MB 
Taitinger, Oscar, 8, Coquitlam BC 
Waprmoose, Jenaya, 22, Regina SK

RCMP investigating a fatal shooting of Elija Dumont, in Houston BC

Houston RCMP were dispatched to the 2100 Block of Cataline Court for a report of a shooting on November 10th at 4:18pm.

Police arrived to find  Elija Dumont, he was pronounced at the scene. E Division North District Major Crime Unit now has conduct of the investigation. No other information is available at this time.

Update November 18th
William Griffin was arrested in Terrace BC, and charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of Elija Dumont.

Thunder Bay homicide victim identified as Nazareth Andrew Kwandubens

Thunder Bay police were called to a home in the 300 block of Arundel Street just after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13th on report of a deceased male.

Despite lifesaving efforts by first responders, Nazareth Andrew Kwandubens, 41, was pronounced at the scene. The cause of death has not been released, however police said the nature of the death was a homicide.

Police arrested Johnathon Mark McKay, 40, and charged him with Second-Degree Murder in connection with the homicide of Nazareth Andrew Kwandubens. No other information is available at this time.

Anyone who may have information that could assist this investigation is urged to call the Thunder Bay Police Service at 684-1200.