Winnipeg Homicide #10 – Stepmother charged with manslaughter in relation to 2-year-old Brett White’s death

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services responded to an injured toddler at a residence in the 100 block of Snowdon Avenue on March 24th.

2.5-year-old Brett White was taken to hospital in critical condition. Police said his injuries were not consistent with the explanation provided by the caregiver. The toddler died in hospital of his injuries on March 26th.

On April 3rd detectives arrested Victoria Reane Thiessen, 20, Brett’s stepmother, and charged her with Manslaughter. 

The Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

69-year-old woman found deceased in Montmagny

 Sûreté du Québec were called to a residence on St. Brigitte street April 8th at approximately 1:00am for unknown reasons.

On arrival police located a 69-year-old woman deceased. Shortly before, the police had arrested a 46-year-old man who was walking on the sidewalk of 8th street. Police have not released the link between the suspect and the victim. The man will appear Wednesday afternoon at the Montmagny courthouse.

The 2020 Quebec Homicide Victim List is available here.

Surrey police & the IHIT investigating the city’s second homicide of 2020

Surrey police responded to report of shots fired in the 8800 block of 139A St on April 7th at approximately 12:40am.

Police arrived to find a male victim deceased at the scene. The victim has not been identified however police believe the shooting was tageted.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating alongside Surrey Police. Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604–599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The 2020 BC Homicide Victim List is available here.

Normand James dies from a stab wound after breaking into a home in Hudson Quebec

It has been reported that Normand James, 52, who according to reports, had a history of mental illness was asked to leave his mother’s home on April 3rd. James then broke into a home nearby and was stabbed in the abdomen by the female homeowner at approximately 6:15am. According to reports only a woman and her three children were home at the time.

Normand James was rushed to hospital in critical condition where he died of his injuries. The woman was taken in for questioning and was released later that day.

SQ spokesperson Sgt. Stéphane Tremblay stated that investigators will submit their evidence to the Quebec’s office of criminal prosecutions to determine if the woman will be charged with anything.

The 2020 Quebec Homicide Victim List is available here.

16-year-old Nazirullah Abdul-Rashid Identified as Toronto’s 19th Homicide Victim

Toronto police responded to report of a shooting at 5 Leaside Park Drive on April 5th at approximately 10:42pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find 16-year-old Nazirullah Abdul-Rashid with apparent gunshot wounds inside a motor vehicle. Despite lifesaving efforts, the teen died at the scene.

Anyone who was in the area of 5 Leaside Park Drive between 10 – 11 p.m., on Sunday, April 5, 2020, and heard or saw anything out of the ordinary, to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #18 – Kamalakannan Arasaratnam dies after serious assault

Toronto police responded to report of an assault in the Finch Avenue East and Bridletowne Circle area on April 5th at approximately 3:04pm.

Police said emergency services attended and located Kamalakannan Arasaratnam, 58, of Toronto injured. Despite life-saving efforts Arasaratnam died at the scene.

It has been reported that two men got into a verbal argument at a restaurant, one man assaulted the other man causing serious injuries.

Police said the suspect was last seen walking northbound Bridletowne Circle from this location. He has been described as brown in complexion, 40 to 50 years of age, medium build, wearing a blue winter style jacket, grey pants, black shoes.

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

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Stephen Beckett charged with second-degree murder of a woman in Hammonds Plains, N.S

Halifax District RCMP were called to a suspicious death at a home on Glen Arbour Way. A woman was found deceased in the home on April 2nd at approximately 2:40pm.

Police arrived to find the woman deceased. The cause of death has not been released. Stephen Beckett, 45, of Hammonds Plains was arrested without incident and has been charged with Second Degree Murder in relation to the death of a woman.

Police have not disclosed the relationship between the victim and the accused.

The 2020 Nova Scotia Homicide Victim List is available here.

Woman dies in Windsor Ontario shooting

Windsor police responded to the report of gunfire in the 2200 block of Northway Avenue on April 1st at approximate;y 11:00pm.

Police arrived to find a vehicle with gunshot damage, inside the vehicle police found a woman who was pronounced deceased. A second victim, an adult male was located in the immediate area andwas suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830.

The 2020 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here

Newfoundland Police investigating the fatal stabbing of Brandon James Leftault in St. John’s

The RNC’s Operational Patrol Services Division responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of Sunset Street, St. John’s on April 2nd at approximately 10:40pm.

Police arrived and located a 20-year-old Brandon James Leftault suffering from serious injuries. The victim was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police said “at this stage we are unable to confirm as to whether this was a random or targeted incident.”

Anyone who has information which may assist the investigation is asked to call the RNC at 729-8000.

Former child actor charged in relation to the death of his mother Barbara Waite in Squamish BC

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating after RCMP located a deceased female after completing a welfare check on April 1st in the 40000-block of Government Rd in Squamish.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-IHIT.

The IHIT has identified the victim as 64-year-old Barbara Waite. Her 21-year-old son Ryan Grantham a former child actor, has been charged with second-degree murder in her death. Grantham had no criminal record prior to his arrest.

The 2020 BC Homicide Victim List is available here.