Integrated Homicide Investigation Team investigating after a body found at the side of the road in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford police were alerted to dead body discovery in the 37000 block of Keeping Road on February 16th.

The Abbotsford Police Major Crime Unit will be transitioning this investigation over to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). Anyone with information can call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448, or to remain anonymous, CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Sheri Lynn Gauthier stabbed to death in Edmonton’s 4th homicide of 2020

Edmonton police were called to the report of a stabbing outside of a shopping centre in the area of 102 Avenue and 101 Street on February 12th at 11:45pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Sheri Lynn Gauthier, 33, suffering from serious injuries. Gauthier was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.

Elliot Tyler McLeod, 33, was taken into custody in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 13 , and was charged with Second Degree Murder.

The Edmonton 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Ravinder Singh Sandhu shot to death in Langley

Langley police were called to a parking lot of the small shopping complex on 200th Street between 64th Avenue and Willowbrook Drive on February 7th on report of a shooting.

Police and paramedics arrived to find 42-year-old Ravinder Singh Sandhu suffering from a gunshot wound. Sandhu was rushed to hospital where he was in serious condition. The IHIT reported on Feb 13th that Sandhu ” recently died in hospital.”

Anyone with information related to the shooting is asked to call the IHIT information line at 877-551-4448. 

Arrest made in Winnipeg’s 5th homicide of 2020

Winnipeg police responded to a residence in the first 100 block of Middle Gate for a report of a stabbing. on February 11th at approximately 7:38am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Michael Bruyere, a 34-year-old male of Winnipeg deceased.

At approximately 4:23pm on February 11th police arrested Jordan James Bonwick outside of a convenience store in the 600 block of McPhillips Street. Bonwick has been charged with second-degree murder.

The Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Calgary Homicide #5 – Ronald John Candaele, charged with the murder of Melissa Rae Blommaert

Calgary police were called to the area of 34 Avenue and 79 Street N.W at 6:10am on February 10th , on the report of an unconscious woman

Police and paramedics arrived to find Melissa Rae Blommaert, 33, lying on a roadway in the 8000 block of 34 Ave. N.W. Blommaert was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased. An autopsy was performed on February 11th and revealed the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.

Police arrested Ronald John Candaele, 35, and charged him with second-degree murder. Investigator said “At this time, we believe the victim and suspect were intimate partners. In the hours leading up to the victim’s death, it is believed a verbal altercation occurred in a vehicle between the suspect and the victim which lead to the victim exiting the vehicle.” It has been determined that Blommaert was struck by the vehicle driven by Candaele, which inflicted the fatal injuries. Ronald John Candaele will next appear in court on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police non-emergency number 403-266-1234.

The 2020 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Canada wide warrant issued for the arrest of Mohamud Omar Dhiblawe in Lethbridge’s first homicide of the year

Lethbridge police responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 200 block of University Drive West on February 6th at approximately 10:30pm.

Police arrived at the home to find a 35-year-old man dead. The victim’s identity will not be released however, police said the cause of death was a gunshot wound. Investigators believe the shooting was targeted and alleges a verbal dispute surrounding the drug trade occurred between the victim and the suspect.

Lethbridge police have issued a Canada Wide Warrant for the arrest of Mohamud Omar Dhiblawe, 29, of Toronto. Dhiblawe is wanted for first-degree murder in the city’s first homicide of the year.

Mohamud Omar Dhiblawe, is also wanted for the murder of Mohamed Ahmed Makaran, 32, who was shot and killed in an apartment unit on McConachie Boulevard in Edmonton.

41-year-old man stabbed to death in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon police responded to a report of an assault in the 300 block of Avenue R South at approximately 5:35 p.m on February 9th .

Police arrived to find a 41-year-old man suffering from a stab wound. The victim was rushed to hospital where police reported he died of his injuries on February 10th

SPS Major Crime Section have arrested a 22 year old man and charged him with Second Degree Murder, Robbery, and Breach of Probation (x2) .

Police lay charges in the Wabasca homicide of Hughie Decoine.

Desmarais RCMP responded to the report of a stabbing at a residence in Wabasca on February 10th at approximately 4:00 pm.

Emergency crews arrived to find Hughie Decoine, 27, suffering from serious injuries. Decoine was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Police said two other males were flown to an Edmonton hospital with life-threatening injuries were they remain.

Police arrested Jordon Alook, and charged him with one count of second-degree murder, and two counts of aggravated assault.

The Alberta 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Blair Cross found dead in Strathcona County, RCMP looking to speak with anyone who may have seen Cross in the days leading up to his death

Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a man with life-threatening injuries near Township Road 534 and Range Road 225, on February 8th at approximately 9:00pm.

The victim who has been identified as Blair Cross, 35 of Edmonton, was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. The cause of death has not been released however Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton says the death has been ruled a homicide.

RCMP are looking to speak with anyone who may have had contact or saw 35-year-old Blair Cross in the days leading up to his death is asked to contact Police at  780-467-7741. Cross is described as 5’7″ Indigenous man, weighing around 140 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

The Alberta 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Peel police are investigating the homicide of Brittney Newman in Mississauga

Peel police Const. Danny Marttini said officers were called to the area of Ninth Line and Roadside Way, on February 9th at approximately 12:30pm on the report of a screaming woman.

Police arrived at the home and discovered 25-year-old Brittney Newman deceased, with apparent stab wounds, in a basement apartment. Police said a man and 2 children were also present st the time of arrival. The children were unharmed and are in care. The man was arrested and is facing a murder charge.

Update
Police said that 27-year-old Abdiljibar Mahamoud, of no fixed address, has been charged with second-degree murder. Newman and Mahamoud had been in a previous relationship.

Investigators are asking anyone with information relating to this investigation, to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. 

The 2020 Mississauga Homicide Victim List is available here