Amrendra Vijay Kumar shot dead at the Newton Park One townhouse complex

Surrey BC police responded to a report of shots fired on April 9th shortly before midnight, in the area of 132 Street and 72nd Avenue.

Police arrived to find a male victim, who died of his injuries at the scene. The victim has been identified as Amrendra Vijay Kumar, 30, in Anyone with information, video surveillance, or dash-cam video is asked to call investigators at 604-599-0502.

This is the 8th homicide in Surrey this year. The 2019 Surrey Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto homicide #17 – Rae Cara Carrington stabbed to death in the Commerce Court section of the PATH

Toronto police responded to a report of a stabbing in the King Street West and Bay Street area of the PATH on April 10th at approximately 7:11pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find 51-year-old Rae Cara Carrington, suffering from life threatening injuries. Despite live saving efforts, Carrington was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police are searching for a suspect who has been described as a white male, 20-30 years old, 5’8″ to 5’9″, medium build, with dark hair and facial hair. The suspect was wearing a light baseball cap, a black hooded sweater with a white T-shirt underneath, dark pants and dark shoes. 

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

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: On Friday, April 12, 2019, Duncan O’Neil Sinclair, 19, of Toronto, was arrested by Georgian Bay police and charged with first degree murder.

Anita Nguyen dies in hospital after brazen daylight shooting in North Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100-block of Lonsdale Avenue on April 2nd at approximately 10:45 am.

Police arrived to find 32-year-old Ngoc Mai (Anita) Nguyen suffering from gunshot wounds. Nguyen was rushed to hospital where police said she was suffering
“non-survivable” injuries. Nguyen died of her injuries in hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at

Dakota Walker charged with Manslaughter in Norway House death

Norway House RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance on March 30th at approximately 12:20pm. Police arrived to the home where they found a 54-year-old man in medical distress.

The victim was transported to a nursing station where he died of his injuries. The cause of death and the victim’s identity have not been released.

Dakota Walker, 27, of Norway House has been arrested and charged with Manslaughter.

Second-degree murder charge in the 2016 drowning death of Arlene Susan Westervelt

RCMP said Arlene Susan Westervelt,56, died while canoeing on June 26th, 2016, on
Okanagan Lake. Police said her body was found in 35 feet of water 100 meters from the shore the following day.

After a lengthy investigation police arrested Lambertus (Bert) Westervelt, 63, on April 6th, 2019 and charged him with the murder of his wife.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Southeast District Major Crime Unit at the dedicated tip line 1-877-987-8477.

Charges Laid in Pond Inlet Homicide

Pond Inlet RCMP responded to a disturbance on April 7th at a home in the community.

Police arrived to find a 21-year-old man deceased in the home. Police did not release the cause of death, however stated that the circumstances surrounding the death were suspicious.

an adult woman and an adult man have been arrested and both have been charged with second-degree murder.

Man dies from gunshot wounds in Pickering

Pickering police and paramedics responded to a report of a male with life-threatening injuries in the area of Valley Farm Road and The Esplanade on April 7th at 6:30am.

Police arrived to find a male victim who was suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased enroute. The victim has not been identified at this time.

No arrests have been made and no suspect descriptions available at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Thorne or Det Mc Dermott of the Major Crime – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5223.

Canadian major city homicide Statistics are available here.

Brantford man dies after serious assault

Brantford police responded to a report of an assault on April 5th at approximately 11:30 pm, on William Street.

Police and paramedics arrived to find the victim with serious injuries. He was then transported to the Brantford General Hospital without vital signs where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim’s identity and cause of death have not been released at this time. Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Detective Cabral of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 

Remains believed to be of missing man Colin Focht, found in Yorkton.

Yorkton RCMP said Colin Robert Focht, 25, was last heard from on September 1st,2018, via a text message that he was planning attend a local restaurant.

On April 4th 2019, human remains believed to be Colin Focht, were discovered in a rural area outside of Yorkton. Police said a forensic autopsy has been scheduled to confim identity and cause of death.

Taiya Alice Hudy, 19, was arrested and charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Focht.

Canadian major city homicide Statistics are available here.

Police investigating early morning double homicide in Calgary

Calgary Police responded to report of a shooting in the 2400 block of 37 Avenue N.E. on April 3rd at approximately 2:15am.

Police arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds inside a vehicle, outside of the Mazaj Lounge and Restaurant. . One man was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was severely injured. The second victim was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police have not released the identities of the deceased at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

Update: The victims of the April 3rd shooting have been identified as Jasdeep SINGH, 25, of Calgary, and Japneet MALHI, 22, of Airdrie. Police re searching for a vehicle that is thought to be connected to the homicide. The vehicle is described as a dark-coloured, four-door, 2002 to 2006 Nissan Altima with a rear spoiler. 

The 2019 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.