An arrest has been made in Owen Sound’s first murder of 2015. 28 year old David Small has been charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Lezleigh Hopkins.
The lifeless body of the 28 year old Hopkins was found inside her apartment at 862 2nd Ave. West in Owen Sound on Thursday, January 22nd. Hopkins..who is originally from Hanover..was a tenant in the 7 unit duplex.
The man has been identified as 36-year-old Paul Murray Grandbois. The cause of death is not being released at this time because the investigation is still taking place.
Police were called to assist EMS in the Blue Quill Estates neighbourhood around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday Jan 21, where the body was found laying beside the curb on 25 Avenue, between 119 Street and 120 Street in Edmonton.
Police said they did not have any suspects.
Grandbois’ criminal record includes a July 2008 conviction of failing to comply with conditions, an April 2009 conviction for failing to appear, and a May 2009 conviction for breaching conditions. In December 2009 he was sentenced to 32 months in jail for sexual assault and in April 2013 Grandbois was sentenced to 30 days in jail for assault.
Darren Sundman, 33, Kurtis Sundman, 26, and Sebastian Martin, 42, were arrested August 9th and charged with first-degree murder of Jordan McLeod of Prince George.
McLeod was last seen on January 16th and reported missing on the 19th . Police responded to reports of shots been fired on January 16th. Upon arrival they found evidence that someone had been injured, however no body was found.
McLeod’s body was found in Febuary by a man walking his dog.
Aloy Onochie 61-year-old Toronto man has been identified as the victim in the city’s latest homicide and his 18-year-old son has been charged in his death.
Toronto police were called to a Pemberton Avenue condo building on Jan 18th in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area, where they found a man dead.
Det. Rob North said the victim was found suffering from “blunt-force trauma injuries to his body.”
His son, 18-year-old Uchenna Onochie, now faces a charge of second-degree murder
A routine licence plate check on a slow night led up to the shooting that killed Const. David Wynn in a casino near Edmonton on Jan 17th, 2015.
Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan said Wynn was in the casino parking lot checking licence plates — a common task for RCMP members on a slow night. Wynn got suspicious when one of the plates he checked did not match the truck that it was attached to. He decided to follow up by going inside the casino to check the building’s security footage.
After identifying a suspect on the video, the pair of RCMP officers happened to pass the man on the way out of the casino.
When the officers tried to arrest the man, he pulled a handgun and fired two shots. Wynn was hit in the head, while Bond was shot in the arm and torso. RCMP say the encounter lasted three to five seconds.
St. Albert RCMP has identified the man responsible for shooting two Mounties inside a casino early Saturday morning.
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said 34-year-old Shawn Maxwell Rehn had a lengthy, “incredibly complex criminal history” and was “very, very well known to police.”
Rehn was found dead inside a rural St. Albert-area home after an intense manhunt.
Police have charged a Prince Albert, Sask., man in the death of Monica Burns.
Todd Daniel McKeaveney, 38, will appear in Prince Albert provincial court Friday. He’s charged with second-degree murder.
Burns’s body was found Jan. 17 on a snowmobile trail northwest of the city.
According to RCMP, the victim and the man charged were not “known to each other”.
Update November 14th 2016
Todd Daniel McKeaveney entered a plea and pleaded guilty to manslaughter on November 8th. He also pleaded guilty to committing an indignity to a human body.
Stuart David Ellis, 39, was found dead in an SUV on Hazel Street after reports of a traffic accident just before midnight Monday.
Police were called to reports of a single vehicle crash on Hazel Street after 11 p.m on January 12th. Mounties found Stuart David Ellis dead at the scene, however his injuries were not consistent with a car accident.
Anyone with information related to this investigation can call the IHIT Tipsline at 1-877-551-4448.
Michel Vienneau was killed by Bathurst police outside the city’s Via Rail station and still, little is known about the actual series of events.
Neither Bathurst city police nor New Brunswick RCMP are talking, but the investigating police force, Nova Scotia RCMP, says the events are still being scrutinized.
Vienneau was shot the morning of Jan.12 and all police said in the week that followed, was that Vienneau had been shot by a Bathurst police officer during an investigation. The investigation was being run along with New Brunswick RCMP.
Police have asked for witnesses to come forward to help with the investigation.
Two officers from the police force in Bathurst, Const. Patrick Bulger and Const. Mathieu Boudreau have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of Michel Vienneau outside the city’s train station.
The Crown says it will seek adult sentences in the case of two 16-year-old boys charged with the first-degree murder of Hannah Leflar, 16 .
That will mean longer sentences if the teens charged in Regina’s first homicide of 2015 are convicted.
Leflar, 16, was found dead in her Regina home Jan. 12. Two teens, also 16, were later arrested and charged by Regina police. Their names can not be publicized because of their age.
Update July 7th 2017
Skylar Prockner, 19, Leflar’s ex boyfriend who was 16 at the time of the murder, was sentenced to life imprisonment with no eligibility for parole for 10 years.
Roxanne Louie, who moved to Vancouver from Oliver, was visiting the south Okanagan for the holidays. A family member reported her missing after she missed her flight from Penticton back to Vancouver, said RCMP in a news release.
Louie, 26, was last seen leaving her mother-in-law’s home early on Jan. 4 on her way to meet some unknown friends.
Police confirmed Monday Jan. 12th that Grace Elinor Robotti, 65, has been charged with second-degree murder, and her brother, Pier Louis Robotti, 63, has been charged with being an accessory to murder and interfering with human remains.