RCMP say body found following a fire in North Battleford a homicide

The 2021 Saskatchewan Homicide Victim List is available here.

North Battleford RCMP, North Battleford Fire Department and local EMS responded to a structure fire in the RM of North Battleford on January 19th at approximately 10:30pm.

Police said the location was an abandoned residence north of the junction of Highway 687 and 378. Once the fire was contained, human remains were found inside the burnt structure. The death is being treated as a homicide and identity of the deceased is currently unknown.

Anyone has any information or observed suspicious activity in the area from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on January 19, 2021, they are urged to contact the North Battleford RCMP at 306-446-1720

Jeffrey Gerald Lehto identified as Regina’s second homicide victim of 2021

The 2021 Regina Homicide list is available here.

Regina Police Service responded to the report of an injured man in the 1700 block of Quebec Street, on January 19th at approximately 8:50pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Jeffrey Gerald LEHTO, 30, suffering from serious injures. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on January 20th.

As a result of the investigation, Regina police have arrested 39-year-old Adam R. HOOK, of Regina, and charged him with second-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 21st.

Police investigate a double homicide in Fort Erie where Juliana Pannunzio and Christina Crooks were found dead

The 2021 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.

Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) received a 911 call regarding a disturbance possibly involving a firearm at a residence in Fort Erie on January 19th at approximately 4:17am.

Fort Erie police attended a residence on the Niagara Parkway and located the bodies of two females. According to CHCH.com, the residence where the bodies were found was an Airbnb. Niagara police said evidence at the scene suggests that there were multiple people at the house, and detectives are attempting to determine the identity of everyone who was present or in the house before and when the incident occurred.

Detectives from the Homicide Unit and the Forensic Services Unit have been called in to investigate. The investigation continues with a dive recovery team in the Niagara River in search of evidence. Information will be added as it becomes available.

The investigation is in its early stages.  Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact detectives at (905) 688-4111, ext 1009134.

Update January 22nd
Niagara police have identified the victims as 20-year-old Juliana Pannunzio of Windsor and 18-year-old Christina Crooks of Toronto.

Police investigate a double shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Bolton

The 2021 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.

OPP responded to a report of a shooting on Monday, Jan. 18, at approximately 12:00pm, in the area of Harvest Moon Drive, in Bolton.

Police and paramedics arrived to find one man deceased, and a second man was found injured. The injured man was taken to hospital.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Caledon OPP at (905) 584-2241 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122.

Francis Normand charged with the slaying of his mother in Montreal

The 2021 Montreal Homicide list is available here.

Montreal police were called to a triplex on Gilford Street, on January 17th at approximately 1:35 am where they located a 49-year-old woman suffering from stab wounds to the upper body.

The victim, who has been identified in court documents as Francine Roux, was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.

23-year-old Francis Normand, was arrested at the scene and transported to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. On January 18th, Normand appeared before a Quebec Court judge at the Montreal courthouse and was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother.

Regina police investigate the murder of Amber Dawn Wood in the city’s first homicide of 2021

The 2021 Regina Homicide list is available here.

Regina Police responded to a residence on the 700 block of Athol Street on January 16th at approximately 8:10am on the report of a shooting.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a woman suffering from serious injuries. The victim was rushed to hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Police have identified the victim as Amber Dawn Wood, 38, of Bienfait, Saskatchewan.

Anyone with information that could help in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). 

Update January 19th
Regina police have arrested 4 suspects in relation to the death of Amber Dawn Wood. Justin Julien ENGLOT, 29, and 25 year-old Jayden Marie SANFORD, both of Regina, are charged with:

  • Accessory After the Fact to Murder [240 CC]; and
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000

Police said investigation is continuing with respect to the 3rd and 4th suspects.

Edmonton police investigate the city’s 3rd homicide of the year

The 2021 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here

Edmonton police responded to a weapons complaint in the area of 105 Avenue and 157 Street on Sunday January 17th at approximately 6:15am.

Police located Dion William McCallum, 49, suffering from serious injuries inside of the residence. The victim was treated and rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The Edmonton Medical Examiner said the cause of death was a gunshot wound.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity or vehicle(s) in the area of 105 Avenue and 157 Street around 6 a.m on (Jan. 17, 2021) is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

Toronto Homicide #2 – Police investigate the fatal shooting of Tyjjuan Kidd-Bailey in the Duncanwoods Dr & Finch Ave West area

The Toronto 2021 Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto police patrolling the area of Duncanwoods Dr & Finch Ave West in the evening of January 18th, when they heard gunshots.

Police found several shell casings, and located Tyjjuan Kidd-Bailey, 20, of Brampton, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. Despite life-saving efforts from Toronto paramedics, the victim died of his injuries on the scene.

Witnesses said the suspect fled the scene on foot into the ravine area. He has been described as male, black, wearing a mask, and a red jacket.

Homicide investigators have taken over the investigation

December 2020 Canadian Homicide List

The December 2019 Homicide list is available here

Canada December Murder Count: 52 ( 2019 69 )
Males: 42
Females: 10

Age of Youngest Victim: 6
Age of Oldest Victim: 89

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 18
BC 11
AB 12
QC 4
MB 3
SK 1
NS 1
NL 1
NB 1
YT 0
PE 0
NU 0
NT 0

Murders by Type
Beating 5
Shooting 12
Stabbing 10
Other 6
Unknown 18

Murders By City
Toronto 5
Calgary 4
Vancouver 3
Surrey 3
Edmonton 3
Winnipeg 2
Markham 2
Kingston 2
Brampton 2
Wallaceburg 1
Tofino 1
Sunchild First Nation 1
Sudbury 1
Strathcona county 1
Ste – Sophie 1
Saskatoon 1
Sangudo 1
Renews 1
Peterborough 1
Montreal 1
Milton 1
Laval 1
Kelowna 1
Hamilton 1
Halifax 1
Grand Falls 1
Gibsons 1
Gatineau 1
Frog Lake FN 1
Esquimalt 1
Couchiching First Nation 1
Corunna 1
Cold Lake 1
Chilliwack 1
Ermineskin Cree Nation 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide: 
Akoar, Garang Deng (Cody), 20, Calgary AB 
Baines, Lisa Ellie Marie, 29, Surrey BC 
Bashir Farah, Mahad, 25, Edmonton AB 
Cardinal, Louanne Martha, 29, Frog Lake FN AB 
Cholette, Matthew, 27, Kelowna BC 
Chubb, Lloyd William, 30, Winnipeg MB 
Doe, Jane, Brampton, ON 
Doe, Jane, 39, Kingston ON 
Doe, Jane, 89, Wallaceburg ON 
Doe, John, Calgary, AB 
Doe, John, Esquimalt, BC
Bracken, Ryan, Gatineau, QC
Doe, John, 6, Markham ON
Doe, John, 12, Markham ON
Doe, John, 14, Saskatoon SK 
Doe, John, 17, Montreal QC 
Doe, John, 20, Strathcona county AB
Doe, John, 23, Brampton ON 
Doe, John, 23, Edmonton AB 
Doe, John, 39, Laval QC 
Doe, John, 41, Renews NL
Doe, John, 50, Cold Lake MB
Doe, John, 50, Tofino BC 
Doe, John, 59, Kingston ON 
Doe, Jane, Ermineskin Cree Nation
Gantz, James Kenneth, 65, Sangudo AB 
Godin, Mindy, 32, Grand Falls NB 
Gortmaker, Alex, 72, Vancouver BC
Harnett, Andrew, 37, Calgary AB 
Jalal, Amar najat, 19, Vancouver BC
Keskinen, Robert, 75, Sudbury ON 
Kogalt, Kuanyliet, 20, Calgary AB
Lagrelle, Jason, 39, Sunchild First Nation AB
Leith, Carlton, 45, Chilliwack BC 
Malik, Madiha, Milton, ON 
McKay, Donald, 60, Halifax NS 
Morrison, Randall, Couchiching First Nation, ON
Muzero, Rauf Abdu, Edmonton, AB 
Nolan, Tyler, 24, Peterborough ON 
RhÊaume, Patrick, 49, Ste – Sophie QC 
Rigby, Matthew, 37, Toronto ON 
Rosen, Scott Andrew, 52, Toronto ON 
Sewe, Paluku, 47, Toronto ON 
Simon, Thomas, 19, Vancouver BC
 Sinclair, Delaney Lee, Winnipeg, MB 
Singh Dhesi, Harman, 19, Surrey BC 
Trong, Daniel Trong, Toronto, ON 
Vanhuizen, Cheryl, 51, Corunna ON 
Webster, Moirin, Gibsons, BC 
White, Michael, 42, Hamilton ON 
Willis, Tequel, 14, Surrey BC 
Zhang, Jing, 72, Toronto ON

A Second-Degree murder charge has been laid following the December death of a woman on Ermineskin Cree Nation

Maskwacis RCMP were called to assist EMS at a home located in Ermineskin Cree Nation on December 9th at approximately 1:50pm.

A woman was found deceased on the living-room floor, with signs of trauma. Major Crimes took carraige of the investigation.

On Jan. 15 police arrested and charged an 18-year-old man with second-degree murder in the case.