One arrested in East End Toronto Homicide

A 911 call of a man in distress is now being investigated as a homicide after a man was found dead in the Toronto’s east end.

Police arrived at the apartment building, on Wakunda Pl. at 6:30 am February 7th. The victim a man in his 50’s, who has not been named was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a man was placed in custody on scene, no other details have been released at this time.

 

Mavis Ducharme death a result of a brutal assault

Police found Mavis Ducharme, 39 in front of a home in the area of 500 block of Stella Avenue at around 5am on February 6th. Ducharme was suffering from serious injuries and was rushed to hospital where she was in critical condition, and passed away a short time after arriving.

Police said the homicide unit has been notified and is investigating.

Police  are asking anyone with information to phone them at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

**UPDATE**

Investigators have found out that a man and a woman, both 23 years old, forced themselves into the home of Ducharme, and attacked her and her husband.

Ducharme ran to a neighbours home but was attacked by the two people again. Police have stated that the assault was drug related. The 23 year old man has been charged with second degree murder and the 23 year old woman has been charged with manslaughter.

Tara Lynn Koiter charged with second degree murder after John Liggins stabbing

Brantford police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance in a townhouse complex on Sympatica Crescent at around 3am on February 6th.

Officers found John Liggins 44, suffering from a stab wound in the home. He was rushed to Brantford hospital where he died of his injuries.

Tara Lynn Koiter 32, the victim’s common law partner of 6 years, was arrested at the scene, and has since been charged with second degree murder.

Stéphane Levesque dies in Campbellton

Campbellton RCMP responded to call on February 3rd, after receiving a report that a man had been badly injured. Stéphane Levesque, 34 was airlifted to Moncton Hospital but died shortly after arrival from his injuries.

Jean-Yves Landry, 44 and Yannick Landry, 19 were arrested on February 4th and charged with first degree murder. The pair are expected in Court to face the allegations on February 8th.

Saed Kaylie died of a stab wound in Etobicoke

17 year old Saed Kaylie is Toronto’s 11th murder of the year. Police were called to the apartment complex at around 7pm on February 3rd.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Saed Kaylie suffering from stab wounds at the back of the building in the West Mall, Rathburn Rd area. Kylie was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2246 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Peter Khill charged in Hamilton’s third murder of 2016

Around 3:30am on February 4th, Hamilton were called to a home on hwy 56 in Glanbrook on reports of a shooting. The victim did not live at the home, but was apparently trying to steal the homeowner’s truck when he was shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homeowner has been arrested. Police are not releasing the name of the victim or the assailant at this time.

**UPDATE**

The homeowner Peter Khill 26, has been charges with second degree murder. Police still have not released the name of the victim.

**UPDATE**

Police have identified the victim as Jonathon Dwight Styres, 29, of Ohsweken. An autopsy examination is scheduled for Friday.

 

Update June 27th 2018
Jurors found Peter Khill not guilty of both second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Sylvia Consuelo Toronto’s tenth homicide victim of 2016

Officers said they responded to a sudden death call January 30th, at an apartment complex on Kendleton Drive around 4:45 a.m after friends of Sylvia Consuelo 31 found her deceased.

An autopsy has been completed, although the cause of death won’t be made public at this time, Consuelo’s death has been declared a homicide.

UPDATE: Police said Consuelo was brutally sexually assaulted, beaten and suffocated to death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)

Update November 5th

Najib Amin 26, of Toronto, was arrested on November 3th and charged with the first degree murder of Sylvia Consuelo. Police said Consuelo was brutally sexually assaulted, beaten, then suffocated to death.

 

Randy Lopushinsky’s disappearance deemed a homicide

RCMP have not confirmed whether the body of Randy Lopushinsky 56, has been found but stated on February 13th that his disappearance is being treated as a homicide.

Lopushinsky was last seen on January 23 in Redwater. RCMP found a 2007 Ford Escape that belonged to Lopushinsky, in a rural area northwest of Westlock at the end of January.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Redwater RCMP.

Update: Jon Irwin Ward 41, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Lopushinsky. Billy Joe Deren 36, faces charges of indignity to human remains.

Christopher Denis Kwik found dead inside Vancouver Apartment

Police are investigating a murder in the South Granville neighbourhood in a Historical building. A man was found Saturday January 30th in an apartment around 11 p.m near the intersection of Granville and West Broadway.

Police are still at the scene investigating.

The death is being called Vancouver’s first homicide of 2016, however another death this month lead to a manslaughter charge. Read it here.

…More to come

**UPDATE**

Police said that Christopher Denis Kwik 40, was found shot in an apartment at 2425 Granville Street by a person who was checking on the unit. Kwik did not live there, police believe that he was shot earlier that day.

Tehganni Lewis dies after assault in rooming house

Tehganni Lewis 19 was transported to hospital on January 23 after an assault at a rooming house in Oshawa where he had been staying.

He was transported to a Toronto trauma centre, and was in critical condition until he died on January 30th, 7 days after being brutally beaten.

Update:

Joseph Scott Young, 53, was arrested on a GO bus from Hamilton to Toronto on February 18th.