Toronto Homicide #27 – James Andrew Smith stabbed to death in the Downtown Core

Toronto police officers responded to a call for a medical complaint in the Yonge Street and Charles Street area on June 8th at approximately 12:14am.

Police arrived to find James Andrew Smith, 52, of Toronto, suffering from stab wounds to his upper body. Smith was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said
Smith had been standing by the main entrance of 730 Yonge Street, when he was attacked by a male suspect who fled on foot. 

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200.

Update June 10th
Toronto police arrested Eric Bryant Ram, 24, of no fixed address, on June 10th and charged him with Second-Degree Murder.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #26 – Hassan Gutale Ali found dead in a Queen st East apartment

Toronto police responded to a suspicious death at an apartment located at 145 Queen E. at Jarvis Street on June 6th at approximately 9:45am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Hassan Gutale Ali, 52, unresponsive. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy was performed on June 7th, and it has been determined that Ali is a victim of a homicide.

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

Update June 13th.
Toronto police arrested Abdullahi Osman, 55, on June 12th, in the area of George Street and Gerrard Street East. Osman has been charged with First-Degree Murder. 

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

63-year-old woman murdered in her Windsor Ontario apartment

Windsor police responded to an apartment in the 500 block of Wellington Avenue on a report of a deceased female, on May 28th at approximately 7:30pm.

Police arrived to find a 63-year-old woman deceased in her apartment. An autopsy was completed and revealed the death to be a homicide. Police have not released the victim’s identity or cause of death at this time.

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

Darren Dawson’s death determined to be a homicide

Emergency crews were called to a fire about 20 kilometers west of Slave Lake, on May 31st, at approximately 1:00am.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze to find 30-year-old Darren Dawson deceased. An autopsy was completed and determined the death of Dawson to be a homicide, however police will not be releasing the cause of death.

Anyone with information regarding Dawson’s death is asked to contact Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3045.

Canadian Major City Statistics are available here

Winnipeg Homicide 21 – The death of Hurbert Wilson McKay, 63, being investigated as a homicide

Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a home in the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue for reports of a fire on June 1st.

Two people managed to escape the fire themselves. One occupant went to hospital in Stable condition.

After the fire was extinguished Hurbert Wilson McKay, 63, was found deceased. Police are investigating this incident as a homicide. Anyone with information that may be of assistance to call 204-986-6508.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Justin Silicz, a 32-year-old lawyer identified as Winnipeg’s 20th homicide victim of 2019

Winnipeg Police Service responded to report of an assault in the area of Arlington Street and Notre Dame Avenue, on June 2nd at approximately 4:35am.

Police arrived to find Justin Silicz, 32, of Winnipeg, suffering from serious injuries. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Update June 8th
Police are searcing for three suspects who are described as:
1. Black male, mid-20s, approximately 6’0” in height, slim build, wearing red coloured clothing
2 & 3. Also males, with darker complexions and wearing dark coloured clothing. All 3 appear to have fled the area heading east on Winnipeg Ave on foot.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

RCMP investigating Poplar River Homicide

Poplar River RCMP were alerted that a 24-year-old male had been transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries as a result of an assault, on May 31 at approximately 8:45am. The victim died of his injuries in hospital.

RCMP arrested 19-year-old Brendon Valiquette, of Poplar River, and charged him with Manslaughter.

The Poplar River RCMP along with the RCMP Major Crime Unit continue to investigate

Roberta Lynn Wolfchild charged with the murder of Dwane Charles Lanois

Calgary Police responded to a report of an assault at a home in the 4900 block of Rundlewood Road N.E. on May 3rd at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Police arrived to find Dwane Charles Lanois, 47, of Calgary, in medical distress. Lanois was pronounced at the scene by EMS.

Roberta Lynn Wolfchild, 50, has been charged with second-degree murder. Police believe the attack was domestic in nature.