Toronto Homicide #12 – Police investigate a suspicious death, deemed a homicide.

The Toronto 2021 Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto police officers attended 291 George Street as part of inquiries into a missing woman on February 23rd at approximately 3:58am.

Investigators had reason to believe a person has died under suspicious circumstances. On February 24th police discovered the remains of a human body. The remains have not yet been formally identified. Police said, “DNA testing is being carried out and police are not in a position to confirm the identity of the person until those results come back.”

As part of their investigation, they have charged Orson York, 59, of Toronto, with Indignity to a Human Body, however, as the investigation progressed police have now charged York with Accessory after the fact to murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS

YRP Homicide team investigating after a man was found dead on a Vaughan dead-end road

The 2021 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.

York Regional Police responded to a body located at the end of a dead-end on Teston Road at Rodinea Road, just east of Keele Street on February 25th at approximately 8:00am.

Police arrived to find an adult male deceased at the scene. The victim’s identity and cause of death have not been determined, however, the coroner deemed the death suspicious.

Anyone in the area with residential video surveillance that may have captured anything suspicious or anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865

Suspect in custody – York Regional Police investigate the murder of a woman in Richmond Hill.

The 2021 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.

York Regional Police responded to a call for unknown trouble at a residence on Bond Crescent on February 24th at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Police arrived to find a 41-year-old female suffering from stab wounds. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 49-year-old man was arrested and was taken to hospital with injuries. He has been charged with First Degree Murder. Police will not be releasing the identities of the victim or the suspect in order to protect the identities of the children.

Police said the couple’s four children, between the ages of nine and 19, were in the home at the time of the incident but they were not physically injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, or email the Homicide Unit at homicide@yrp.ca.

Calgary police identify the victim of a suspicious death outside of Mazaj Lounge & Restaurant as Daniel Dudgeon

The 2021 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here

Calgary Police Service and EMS responded to the report of a man in medical distress in the parking lot of the Mazaj Lounge & Restaurant, located at 9223 Macleod Trail S.W on February 19th at approximately 11:20pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Daniel Dudgeon, 32, deceased at the scene. The cause of death has not been released by Calgary police.

Staff Sergeant Colin Chisholm of the CPS Homicide Unit said in a CPS press release “We believe that the victim had spent some time inside the restaurant prior to being killed. It is extremely likely that other patrons of the restaurant may have critical information that could help investigators solve the case, whether they had an interaction with the victim or not.”

Police are urging all patrons who attended the Mazaj Lounge & Restaurant on Macleod Trail, on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, between 7 p.m., and closing to call the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877, or the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

Update February 25th
Calgary police are asking anyone who was at Mazaj that evening to contact police, so far, police have only heard from one person who was a patron that night. “We often see cases where multiple people have small pieces of seemingly insignificant information that become a critical lead when all the pieces are put together,” said Staff Sergeant Colin Chisholm.

A gofundme campaign has been created to help with funeral costs.

The 2021 Alberta Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: Charges laid – Regina Homicide #3 – Police investigate the murder of Justin Robert Delorme

Regina police responded to a medical call at a residence in the 1000 block of Garnet Street on February 21st.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Justin Robert DELORME, 32, of Regina suffering from serious injuries. Delorme was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Anyone who has information to offer is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Regina Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Update February 23
Charles Wayne TAYPOTAT, 54, of Regina, has been arrested and charged with Second-Degree Murder in relation to the death of Delmore.

Update February 23
Richard CRANE, 35, of Regina, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder; and Attempt Murder Using a Firearm.

Jordan Ivan CYR, 32, of Regina, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder; and Attempt Murder Using a Firearm.

Marly Edouard found murdered in the parking lot of her condo building in Laval

According to reports Marly Edouard, 32, had contacted police on February 19th at approximately 12:40pm to report alleged death threats against her.  Police officers from the Laval Police Department reportedly went to the scene and met the woman, and then left shortly after.

Police said the body of Marly Edouard was discovered in the parking lot of a condo building on rue des Châteaux, in the Chomedey neighborhood by a neighbor at approximately 6:30am on February 21st. According to rezonodwes.com, Edouard had been shot in the head and a firearm was found nearby.

Marly Edouard immigrated to Canada in 2016 and founded an artist promotion agency called Symbiose509. According to haitistandard.com Edouard was the former host at Radio Soleil, RFM as well as “Planèt Kreyòl”.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Halifax police investigate the murder of 25-year-old Joseph Beals in Dartmouth

The 2021 Halifax Homicide Victim List is available here.

Halifax police responded to weapons call in the area of Mount Edward and Cranberry Crescent on February 20th at approximately 2:00pm.

25-year-old  Joseph Beals, the driver was located unconscious, in an SUV that had struck a utility pole. An autopsy was conducted and revealed the manner of death to be a homicide.

Halifax Regional Police are asking anyone with video from February 20th between 2:00 p.m. to 2:15  in the areas listed below to contat them at 902-490-5020.

  1.  Main St. and Westphal between Ridgecrest Dr. and Lake Major Rd.
  2.  Ridgecrest Dr. in Dartmouth
  3.  Mount Edward Rd.

Toronto Homicide #11 – Paul Dunkley dies in hospital a week after being shot in the area of Martin Grove Rd & the Westway

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Toronto police were on patrol in the area of Martin Grove Road and The Westway on February 12th when they heard gunshots at approximately 7:38pm.

Police located Paul Dunkley, 28, of Toronto, suffering from a gunshot wound. Dunkley was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on February 20th.

Police are asking residents, business owners, or anyone who was in the area, to check their security cameras or dash-cams for footage. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at  416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

29-year-old woman’s death being investigated as Saskatoon’s 2nd homicide of the year

The 2021 Saskatoon Homicide Victim List is available here.

Saskatoon police responded to a residence in the 700 block of 33rd St West on February 18th. On arrival police located the body of a deceased 29-year-old Sabrina Clark inside the home.

The manner of death will not be released until after next of kin is notified.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Saskatoon Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Halton Police Homicide Section investigating a fatal Georgetown House fire that claimed the lives of two people

The 2021 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.

Halton Regional Police Service responded to a residence on Hidden Lake Trail in Georgetown for a fire on February 17th at approximately 5:35am.

Police and Halton Hills Fire arrived to find the home fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters located two people, a male, and a female, deceased inside the home when the fire was extinguished. They have been identified as the homeowners, 56-year-old Krystyna (Emilia) Rerak, and her 59-year-old husband Andrzej (Andrew) Rerak.

Homicide detectives have taken carriage of the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2416.

Update
Police would like to speak with the occupant of a vehicle that was observed in the area of Orchid Avenue, Robinson Road and Danby Road in Georgetown between 4:30 am and 6:00 am on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. 

CP24 has shared video of what appears to show an individual following a vehicle into the garage of the home where the fire occurred.