Éric Levasseur charged with the murder of his partner Carolyne Labonté in Notre-Dame-des-Monts

The 2021 Quebec Homicide Victim List is available here

Charlevoix-Est police responded to an unexplained death of the woman in an apartment on rue Principale, in Notre-Dame-des-Monts on March 18th at approximately 11:45am

Police arrived to find 40-year-old Carolyne Labonté deceased. Two days later an autopsy was conducted and ballistic analysis revealed the death of Labonté was a homicide.

The Sûreté du Québec arrested Labonté’s partner who she lived with, 46-year-old Éric Levasseur on Monday April 12th and charged with second-degree murder. According to the SQ, the suspect had already been detained since March 26 on a case of unauthorized possession of a firearm in Valleyfield.

The murder of Carolyne Labonté is the provinces 9th domestic related femicide by a partner / ex-partner in 2021.

Edmonton Homicide Unit investigates the death of 25-year-old Efriem Abebe Alatah

The 2021 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here

Edmonton police said the body of  Efriem Abebe Alatah, 25, of Edmonton was found inside a burnt out vehicle in Sturgeon County just outside of Edmonton city boundaries on April 6th. The vehicle was located at Range Road 242 (66 Street) just south of Township Road 542.

EPS said in a press release “In consultation with the RCMP, however, the investigation has since been transitioned to the EPS Homicide Section, as a result of the incident’s strong links to Edmonton.”

An autopsy was completed on April 7th an revealed the manner of death to be a homicide. The cause of death is not being released at this time for investigative purposes.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Alatah’s 2012 black Jeep Grand Cherokee (similar to the stock image) with a possible Alberta license plate, CHX8636.

Three charged with the murder of Damione Dustyhorn, in Regina’s 5th homicide of 2021

The 2021 Regina Homicide list is available here.

Regina police responded to the 1500 block of Cameron Street on April 7th at around 8:30 pm on the report of an injured man.

Police and paramedics arrived to fine 18-year-old Damione Dustyhorn deceased at the scene. Two other males were located injured at the scene, one of these males remains in hospital with significant injuries.

Police arrested three men in connection to the homicide:
29- year-old Cody Stanley Glenn DESNOMIE, of Regina, is charged with:

  • Murder, 2nd Degree
  • Aggravated Assault x 2.

20-your-old Tristan Daniel MCNABB, of Regina, is charged with:

  • Assault with a Weapon

18-year-old George Moses GORDON, of Regina, is charged with:

  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Use of Imitation Firearm During Commission of Offense

Toronto Homicide #20 – Irwin McClean, fatally stabbed in Scarborough

The Toronto 2021 Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto police responded to a call for a stabbing in the Antrim Crescent and Kennedy Road area on April 8th at approximately 7:58pm.

Officers located Irwin McClean, 56, of Toronto, without vitals. He was rushed to hospital via emergency run and later succumbed to his injuries.

Police arrested  Adrian Cameron, 32, of Toronto, on Aril 8th and charged him with second degree murder. Police have not said if the victim and accused were known to each other.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com.

35-year-old Robert Nelson fatally stabbed in a tent in Abbotsford BC

The 2021 BC Homicide Victim List is available here

Abbotsford police responded to reports of a stabbing on Riverside Rd at 10:15 pm on April 7th.

Police arrived and located a severely injured man inside of a tent at a homeless encampment. The 35-year-old victim was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Sergeant Judy Bird said “We are in the early stages of this investigation; however, the initial indications suggest this appears to be a targeted incident.”

Information will be added as it becomes available.

Toronto Homicide #19 – Hugo Munoz charged with second-degree murder in the homicide of Cynthia Coffey

The Toronto 2021 Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto police responded to a radio call for a missing person in the Pape Avenue and Gamble Avenue area on April 4th. According to police the missing woman had not been heard from for some time.

Police located the body of Cynthia Coffey, 64, of Toronto, inside an apartment suffering from significant injuries. She was pronounced at the scene.

On Monday, April 5, Hugo Munoz, 46, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with: Second Degree Murder. Police said the victim and accused were known to each other.

Anyone who may have seen Cynthia Coffey, or heard or witnessed anything suspicious, is urged to contact Homicide Detectives at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.

More than a year after the death of a 23-month old child in East Ferris, police charged four people with Manslaughter

On January 15, 2020, the North Bay OPP responded to the report of a 23-month-old child who was found unresponsive, without vitals in an East Ferris home.

The child was pronounced at the scene.

After a lengthy investigation by North Bay OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch, with the assistance of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, it was determined that the child’s death was a homicide.

On March 30th and Aril 1st police arrested Nadine Melvaer, 30, from East Ferris, Tyler Campbell, 35, from North Bay, Rhandi Melvaer, 56, from East Ferris and Wayne Smith, 57, from East Ferris have all been charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life.

Nadine Melvaer and Tyler Campbell have been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.

Rhandi Melvaer and Wayne Smith have been released on an appearance notice and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on May 4.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding this death should contact the North Bay OPP at (705) 495-3878.

The Ontario 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here

Vancouver Homicide #4 – Police investigate the stabbing death of Robinson Blake Russ in the city’s Eastside

The 2021 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here

Vancouver police were flagged over to West Hastings Street on the report of a possible overdose on April 4th, at approximately 10:00pm.

According to the VPD a witness saw the man collapse in the middle of the sidewalk. Paramedics arrived to assist the victim and found stab wounds while performing chest compressions. Robinson Blake Russ, 37, was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500.

London Ontario police investigate the stabbing death of a 28-year-old man

The 2021 London Homicide Victim List is available here.

London police responded to an altercation on April 5th at approximately 9:00pm at a residence on Hilton Place.

A 28-year-old Alex Eduardo Pacheco was inside a residence suffering from a stab wound. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

London police have arrested 26-year-old Jessie Aaron McConnell, in relation to the investigation. A second suspect, Jonathon Christopher Ysebaert, 27, of London, has not been located and is wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident, or the whereabouts of Jonathon Ysebaert, is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670

Jonathon Christopher Ysebaert, 27, of London, has not been located, and as such, is being charged by way of warrant of arrest for second degree murder.

Jonathon Ysebaert, Photo: LPS

Police investigate the homicide of Shane (Bradley) Chrisjohn in Oneida Nation of the Thames

The 2021 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.

Police said Bradley Shane Chrisjohn, 45, of the Oneida Nation of the Thames was found dead at a Duff Line home on April 4th.

Police had originally called Chrisjohn’s death a sudden death investigation, however, they are now treating it as a homicide investigation. The cause of death has not been released at this time. According to reports, there was another person in the home at the time of the murder. They suffered minor injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time. Information will be added as it becomes available.