RCMP investigating two suspicious deaths in Borden-Carleton and Hampton, P.E.I.

East Prince RCMP received a 911 call from a residence on Route 1 in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I. on February 18th at approximately 11:42pm.

Officers arrived to find a 27-year-old male deceased in the residence. A woman and 2 children were left unharmed at the home. It was reported that the suspect fled the home before police arrived. The suspect was located at approximately 2:30am on February 19th, deceased by his vehicle.

Sgt. Leanne Butler said “We do believe it’s not a random event, that they were aware of each other or know each other in some manner,”.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Cocaine Smuggler Ray Kanho, fatally shot in Laval

Police said a passerby notified athorities after finding Ray Kanho, 42, on the ground suffering from injuries at Edimbourg St. and Potier St on February 13th.

Kanho was rushed to hospital where he died of a head wound on February 14th. No arrests have been made.

Ray Kanho was known to police and served 8 months in jail for his involvement in the 2006 Project Colisée investigation into the Rizzuto organization.

Elderly man and woman found dead in their Rothesay, N.B home.

Kennebecasis Regional Police Force received a 911 call from a concerned citizen on February 14th in the city of Rothesay. Police arrived at the home on Gondola Point Road, for a check on welfare where they found a 78-year-old woman and her 91-year-old husband deceased.

One of the deaths has been determined to be a homicide. At this time Police are not seeking any suspects and the public is not at any risk. 

Toronto Homicide #9 – Veronika Mrhova dies in Hospital 5 days after being shot in her car

Toronto police responded to sound of gunshots in the Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West area on February 10th at approximately 6:50am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find 24-year-old Veronika Mrhova in her white Mercedes-Benz, suffering from gunshot wounds. Mrhova was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries on February 15th.

Police said two people were last seen fleeing in a dark-coloured SUV, east on Lake Shore Boulevard West. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone who may have been in the area or who may have any information to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #8 – Tesfa Welsh-Hope shot to death outside of a townhouse complex

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting at 21 Bergamot Avenue, on February 13th at approximately 10:50pm.

Police arrived to find Tesfa Welsh-Hope, 28, of Toronto, suffering from gunshot wounds, on the ground outside of the building. Welsh-Hope was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police are searching for a suspect who has been described as a male, wearing a dark-coloured, hooded jacket. He was last seen fleeing the area, running southbound along a pathway toward 11 Bergamot Avenue

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

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

Parental Abduction leads to the homicide of 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar in Brampton

Peel police were alerted at approximately 7:00pm by the Mother of Riya Rajkumar, 11, that her daughter had not been returned to her home by her father 41-year-old, Roopesh Rajkumar on February 14th. Riya was out with her father, celebrating her birthday.

Police said Roopesh made comments indicating he was going to harm himself and his daughter. An amber alert was issued at 11:36pm announcing the abduction and that police were searching for Roopesh Rajkumar who was driving a silver Honda Civic, last seen Eastbound on the 401.

Officer Mooken said that shortly after the amber alert was announced, Riya was found dead inside her father’s home. A member of the public spotted Roopesh in the Honda Civic in Orillia Ontario and alerted police. Police said Roopesh is facing a charge of first-degree murder in relation to the death of his daughter.

Toronto Homicide #7 – Dean Howlett, shot to death on Lawrence Avenue East

Toronto police responded to a report of gunshots at 4110 Lawrence Avenue East, on February 12th at approximately 2:50pm.

Police arrived at the scene to find Dean Howlett, 25, of Whitby suffering from serious injuries in the stairwell of the building. Howlett was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone who may have been in the area or who may have any information to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

January 2019 Canadian Homicide Statistics

Canada January Murder Count: 40 (59 in 2018)
Males: 28
Females: 12

The January 2018 Canadian Homicide totals are available here.

Age of Youngest Victim: 18
Age of Oldest Victim: 59

Murders By Province or Territory
ON 15
AB 11
MB 7
SK 3
QC 2
NL 1
BC 1
YT 0
PE 0
NU 0
NT 0
NS 0
NB 0

Murders by Type
Beating 2
Shooting 17
Stabbing 7
Other 0
Unknown 14

Murders By City
Toronto 5
Edmonton 5
Winnipeg 3
Vaughan 2
Collingwood 2
Calgary 2
Bloodvein 2
Weyburn 1
Wetaskiwin 1
Vancouver 1
Swan River 1
St. Catharines 1
Saskatoon 1
Salluit 1
Ottawa 1
Opaskwayak Cree Nation 1
Muskeg Lake Cree Nation 1
Montreal 1
London 1
Janvier 1
Hamilton 1
Conne River 1
Cold Lake 1
Cambridge 1
Bassano 1
Armstrong 1

Victims and links to more information on each homicide: 
Brown, Tammy, 39, Saskatoon SK
Campoli, Enzo, 52, Edmonton AB
Cardinal, Wanda, 37, Janvier AB
Cortavista Dejarisco, Dexter, 31, Winnipeg MB
Degoias, Devin, 23, Vaughan ON
Dillen, Matthew, 39, Vancouver BC
Doe, JOhn, Wetaskiwin, AB
Doe, Jane, Salluit, QC
Doe, Jane, 27, Opaskwayak Cree Nation MB
Doe, Jane, 30, Toronto ON
Doe, John, Calgary, AB
Doe, John, Cambridge, ON
Doe, John, Cold Lake, AB
Doe, John, Collingwood, ON
Doe, John, Collingwood, ON
Doe, John, Edmonton, AB
Doe, John, London, ON
Doe, John, 20, Edmonton AB
Doe, John, 21, Armstrong ON
Doe, John, 22, Bloodvein MB
Doe, John, 32, Bloodvein MB
Doe, John, 39, Swan River MB
Doe, John, 44, Hamilton ON
Doe, John, 58, St. Catharines ON
Dyer, Ian, 36, Toronto ON
Hutt, Nathan, 18, Weyburn SK
John, Chantal, 28, Conne River NL
Kim, Eunjee, 41, Winnipeg MB
Kublu-Iqqittuq, Susan, 37, Ottawa ON
Magi, Tony, Montreal, QC
Martin, Adam, 31, Winnipeg MB
Moore, Jordan, 34, Calgary AB
Morgan, Ramone, 26, Vaughan ON
Nelson, Barbara, 59, Edmonton AB
Nguyen, Hanh Hana, 41, Toronto ON
Rose, June, 24, Bassano AB
Suntharamoorthy, Lingathasan, 36, Toronto ON
Wolfe-Lafond, Joanne, 56, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation SK
Wright, Gearard, 20, Edmonton AB
Yehya, Aseel, 18, Toronto ON

24-year-old man facing a charge of Manslaughter in the death of a 5-month-old infant

Police found the five-month-old girl on February 3rd in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, the infant died in hospital two days later.

It has been reported that the mother of the infant left her daughter in the care of a man she had recently met, as she was having trouble finding childcare while she was at work.

Steven Bernard, 24, is facing a charge of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death . The cause of death has not been released at this time.