Police investigate the homicide of a man in Downtown Edmonton

The Edmonton 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here.

 Edmonton EMS members responded to a suite in a residence at 103 Avenue and 95 Street on November 20th at approximately 9:39pm.

According to the police report, due to the circumstances, Edmonton Police Service  was requested to attend. A suspect has been taken into custody and The Homicide Section has taken carriage of the investigation.

Police said the deceased is a 49-year-old male, and an autopsy has been scheduled for November 24th.

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

Maryanne Blandizzi identified as the victim of Toronto fatal stabbing

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto police responded to a report of a stabbing in the Rowena Drive and Victoria Park Avenue area on November 22nd at approximately 1:29pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Maryanne Blandizzi, 41, of Toronto, suffering from serious injuries. Blandizzi was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Wadea Al-Lala, 21, of Toronto, was arrested in the area and charged with Second Degree Murder. He is scheduled to appear in court at Toronto North, 1000 Finch Avenue West, Nov. 23rd at 10:00am.

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

Ronald Dennis Ducharme found murdered in a Winnipeg apartment

The Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here. 

Winnipeg Police Service responded to an apartment building in the 300 block of Charles Street, on the report of an unresponsive man on November 22nd at approximately 2:26am.

On arrival, police located the deceased male victim in the suite. His death is being investigated as a homicide. No other information has been released at this time.

Update: victim has been identified as Ronald Dennis Ducharme, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Orillia OPP identify homicide victim as Derek Simmerson

The Ontario 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here

Orillia OPP and Simcoe County EMS responded to a report of a man suffering from serious injuries in the Coldwater Road and Emily Street area on November 19th at approximately 8:22pm.

The victim was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Det. Insp. Matt Watson said the 34-year-old man was the victim of a homicide but could not confirm a cause of death. An autopsy has been scheduled at Toronto on Saturday.

Police believe there’s no elevated risk to public safety at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Update: The victim has been identified as 34-year old  Derek Simmerson. Orillia OPP arrested Justice Snache, 19, of Severn Township on November 22. Snache is expected to face first degree murder charge.  

Orillia OPP

October 2020 Canadian Homicide Victim List

Canada October Murder Count: 58
(2019 total: 55)
Males: 47
Females: 11

Age of Youngest Victim: 1
Age of Oldest Victim: 95

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 18
AB 11
QC 9
MB 7
BC 7
SK 4
NT 1
NS 1
YT 0
PE 0
NU 0
NL 0
NB 0

Murders by Type
Beating 4
Shooting 14
Stabbing 15
Other 2
Unknown 23

Murders By City
Toronto 6
Winnipeg 5
Edmonton 5
Montreal 4
Calgary 4
Wendake 2
Surrey 2
Quebec City 2
Yellowknife 1
Vancouver 1
Trois Rivieres 1
Temiskaming 1
Sudbury 1
Smokey Lake 1
Shellbrook 1
Saskatoon 1
Sarnia 1
Regina 1
Pelham 1
Oshawa 1
Moose Jaw 1
Mississauga 1
Merritt 1
Markham 1
Maple Ridge 1
London 1
Langley 1
Hamilton 1
Halifax 1
Georgina 1
Garden Hill 1
Dauphin 1
Coldstream 1
Cochrane 1
Cambridge 1
Brampton 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide: 
Ahmed, Mohamed Mohiadin, 29, Winnipeg MB 
Amin Sadeghieh, Mohammad Mehdi, 58, Markham ON 
Applegate, Brandon, 22, Saskatoon SK 
Bawden, David, 56, Calgary AB 
Beardy, Dennis, Winnipeg, MB
Bennett, Tyler, 20, Oshawa ON 
Bradley, Zacheriah, 27, Coldstream BC 
Bugle, Cody, 20, Edmonton AB 
Chalifoux-Thompson, Sierra, 13, Edmonton AB 
Chaves, Mark, 19, Cambridge ON 
Chong Soon Yuen, Gérard, 50, Montreal QC 
Clapp, Earl, 74, Pelham ON 
Clermont, Suzanne, 61, Quebec City QC 
Constant, Denzel Allan Anthony, 24, Winnipeg MB 
Doe, Jane, Georgina, ON 
Doe, Jane, Mississauga, ON 
Doe, Jane, 1, Regina SK 
Doe, Jane, 69, Sarnia ON 
Doe, John, Brampton, ON 
Doe, John, Cochrane, AB 
Doe, John, Surrey, BC 
Doe, John, Winnipeg, MB 
Doe, John, Yellowknife, NT 
Doe, John, 2, Wendake QC 
Doe, John, 5, Wendake QC 
Doe, John, 16, Smokey Lake AB
Doe, John, 20, Maple Ridge BC 
Doe, John, 20, Merritt BC 
Doe, John, 25, Sudbury ON 
Doe, John, 26, Dauphin MB 
Doe, John, 31, Langley BC 
Doe, John, 35, Garden Hill MB 
Doe, John, 87, Montreal QC 
Ducharme, Jessie, 32, Edmonton AB 
Duchesne, François, 56, Quebec City QC 
Gallant, Gary Douglas, 36, Toronto ON 
Gallo, Michael, 34, Hamilton ON 
Grosse, Zachery Jordell Charles, 25, Halifax NS 
Hamelin, Gerald, 42, Winnipeg MB 
Hanaghan, Jesse James, 37, Calgary AB 
Highet, Justin Wade, 35, Edmonton AB 
Holmes, Shaun, 33, Moose Jaw SK 
Kaur, Baljit, Surrey, BC 
Leblanc, Diane, 61, Montreal QC 
Leblanc, Sylvie, 57, Montreal QC 
Lessard, Philippe, 32, Trois Rivieres QC 
Neddo, Judy, 75, Temiskaming ON 
Nishikawara, Margaret, 95, Toronto ON 
Pate, Scotty, 27, London ON 
Rodriguez-Sanchez, Jonathan, 19, Toronto ON 
Safari, Safar Ali, 21, Calgary AB 
Schmalz, Bradley John, 48, Shellbrook SK 
Stanford, Shane Shannon, 33, Toronto ON
Sudomericky, Jakub, 21, Toronto ON 
Turnbull, Jordan, 27, Edmonton AB 
Wanke, Douglas, 57, Vancouver BC 
Yang, Tiamquan, 81, Calgary AB 
Zakaire, Hamdi, 27, Toronto ON

Mistawasis FN Murder victim identified as Troy Watson

Shellbrook RCMP responded to a call to assist local EMS with an unconscious adult male located outside of a residence on the Mistawasis First Nation SK on November 17th at approximately 9:00pm.

Police said 36-year-old Troy Watson from the Mistawasis First Nation was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Cause of death has not been released, however, the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service is investigating the death of Watson as a homicide.

Anyone who may have been in contact with Troy Watson at any time on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, or who may have information to assist with this investigation, to call the Shellbrook RCMP at 306-747-2606.

The 2020 Saskatchewan Homicide Victim List is available here

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims can be found here!

OPP officer and civilian fatally shot on Manitoulin Island.

Manitoulin OPP responded to the report of an unwanted person on a property in Gore Bay on November 19th.

Opp arrived at the scene, encountered the man and there was an interaction. SIU spokesperson Monica Hudon said “as a result of that interaction, one OPP officer sustained a fatal gunshot wound. The man was also shot, he was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.”

The police officer has been identified as  52-year-old Const. Marc Hovingh, who had worked for the service for 28 years.

An investigation is being conducted by the Special Investigation Unit.

The Ontario 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here

Man charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman in Toronto

Toronto police responded to the report of a stabbing at a business in the area of Bloor Street West and Shaw Street, at approximately 5:04pm on November 18th.

It has been reported that the man and woman were having an argument that ultimately lead to both being stabbed. Responding officers located the woman without vitals. Despite life saving measured the victim was reported deceased at the scene by paramedics.

Toronto police have identified the victim as Tigist Takle, 31, of Toronto.

The injured male was taken into custody by police and sent to hospital with very serious injuries. TPS said there are no outstanding suspects.

Samuel Girmatsion, 36, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. First-Degree Murder

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

The death of Tiglist Takle is the 64th Toronto homicide of 2020. The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Halifax 2020 Homicide Victim List

Murders in 2020 So Far: 7 ( 3 in 2019)
Male Victims: 5
Female Victims: 2

Population (2016 census) 403,131

February
1 – Anthony, Johnson, 31, Halifax NS 
2 – Jason, Murphy, 45, Halifax NS 

April
3 – Tracy MacKenzie, 35, Halifax, NS 

July
4 – Trevor Charles Miller, Male,40, Shooting, Halifax
5 – Terrance Thomas Dixon, Male, 47, Halifax
6 –  Eleanor Noreen Harding, Female, 85, Dartmouth (Halifax)

October
7 – Zachery Jordell Charles Grosse, Male, 25, Dartmouth (Halifax)