Calgary Homicide #3 – Timothy Jones in custody in relation to the city’s latest homicide of Karson Goodeagle.

Calgary police were called to the area of 11 Avenue and 1 Street S.E., for reports of a man in medical distress on January 5th at approximately 4:50am .

Emergency crews located Karson Goodeagle,33, who was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Police said Goodeagle died as a result of a stabbing.

As a result of the investigation, on January 6th, Calgary police arrested three men believed to be responsible for the attack. Dwayne Iyn Turner, 52, Tyrell Noskiye, 29, and Yahye Gabad, 23, are all charged with second-degree murder.  A fourth person of interest remains outstanding.

Police are asking for public assistance to locate Timothy Jones, 39. Jones is described as approximately 6’2″ tall and 205 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police non-emergency number 403-266-1234. 

Update January 9th
Timothy Ashton Jones, 39, was found in Calgary, on January 8th, and has been charged with second-degree murder.

The 2020 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Calgary police investigating the fatal shooting of Farah Hersi Handule, who was wanted by Ottawa police for the 2017 homicide of Hamzeh Serhan

Calgary police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 16 Avenue and Home Road N.W. on December 26th at approximately 9:00pm.

Police arrived to find Farah Hersi Handule, 23, of Ontario deceased. Handule has been wanted since 2017 for the murder of Hamzeh Serhan in Ottawa.

Handule is also known as 22 Neat in the Toronto Hip-Hop community.

Staff Sergeant Colin Chisholm of the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit said in a press release “This is a targeted homicide carried out in a brazen way that leaves us very concerned for public safety. This easily could have resulted in a tragic outcome for innocent citizens who were in the area”

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at 403-266-1234, or the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877.

The 2019 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Edmonton Homicide – Breianna Schamber found dead in Duggan residence

Edmonton police responded to a request for assistance from EMS at a residence near 35 Avenue and 107 Street on December 3rd at approximately 9:25am.

25-year-old Breianna Schamber was found deceased inside the residence. Police have released very little information regarding the death of Schamber, only saying that an autopsy was conducted on December 4th revealing the manner of death to be a homicide. The cause of death is being withheld at this time, pending further investigation.

Anyone with any information about the death of Breianna Schamber is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567. The 2019 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here

Damien Christopher Starrett charged with the murder of his 1-year-old son

RCMP and paramedics responded to a 911 call of a one-year-old male who was in medical distress on November 23rd at 6:43pm. 

The 1-year-old child was rushed to hospital with serious injuries where he was pronounced deceased a short time after. Police said due to the injuries, the RCMP major crimes unit took over the investigation. 

The child’s father Damien Christopher Starrett, 30, of Fort Saskatchewan, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He was also charged with the assault of another child who was present at the time of the incident. 

No other information will be released out of respect for the family.

Edmonton Homicide section investigating the death of Rebecca Hunter

Edmonton police were dispatched to the area of 133 Avenue and 140 Street on the report of a deceased female on November 13th at approximately 6:45am.

On arrival police located 35-year-old Rebeca Hunter deceased in front of a home. An autopsy was performed and police said the results will not be made public, however, the death is still being treated as suspicious.

Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information concerning Rebecca Hunter’s whereabouts in the days and hours leading up to her death to contact them at 780-423-4567.

The 2019 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here

Calgary Police Investigating the Fatal Stabbing of Deborah Onwu, a professional caseworker.

Calgary police were called to a residence in the 1800 block of 27 Avenue S.W on report of a stabbing on October 25th at approximately 2:45 a.m.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a female victim suffering from serious injuries, she was declared deceased at the scene. Police do not believe the stabbing was random, and the investigation lead police to arrest a suspect downtown around 5:00 a.m on October 25th.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact us by calling the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.

Update October 25th
Calgary police have identified the victim as Deborah Onwu, 47, a professional caseworker supporting a man at his assisted living residence.  Police said it is believed that a verbal and physical confrontation occurred between the man and his caseworker, at which time the woman was stabbed. Police have arrested Brandon Jacob Spencer Newman, 18, of Calgary, and charged him with second degree murder.

The 2019 Calgary Homicide Victim List is available here.

Hinton RCMP identify Athabasca woman who was found murdered in April 2019

RCMP have identified the woman who was found dead outside of Hinton Alberta in April 2019, as 25-year-old Nature Duperron.

Duperron was reported missing on April 15 after last being seen at the beginning of the month in Edmonton. Hinton RCMP found human remains outside of the town late in the month of April, but at the time the victim was not identified.

On October 18th the RCMP major crimes unit released that Duperron’s death is being treated as a homicide. Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call the Hinton RCMP at 780-865-5544.

Cody Michaloski found dead in a Grande Prairie apartment was the victim of a homicide

RCMP were called to an apartment building on Poplar Drive in the early morning hours of October 13th where they found the body of a man in one of the units.

Police initially called the death suspicious however, an autopsy was conducted and proved otherwise. Police have not released the cause of death, only saying that the victim has been identified as Cody Michaloski, 28, and his death has been ruled a homicide.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Update Victim identified as missing Calgary man Bradley Shaw – Slave Lake Police release a sketch of the unidentified homicide victim

Slave Lake RCMP responded to a report of found human remains that had been located in a rural area near the town on October 6th.

Police said the victim is male, believed to be older than 45 years old. The victim appears to be Caucasian with possible mixed Indigenous ancestry, he appeared to have had a stubble beard at the time of death and balding pattern style of hair. Police believe the victim had been deceased for a period of time.

The death is being investigated as a homicide. Slave Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible. Please contact the Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3999.

Update December 4th
Human remains located in Slave Lake, Alta., have been formally identified as missing Calgary man Bradley Shaw. Police said Shaw was last seen by family in Calgary on September 2nd, 2015, and was reported missing a few weeks later. Shaw was 27 years old at the time of his death. The cause of death will not be released at this time, however, the case remains an active homicide investigation.

Edmonton Police investigating Human remains found in a Sherwood neighbourhood alley

Edmonton Police responded to a report of human remains by a citizen who had been walking in an alley west of 149 Street between 92 and 93 Avenue on August 15th. 

Police said the Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy on August 16th, however, the results will not be shared with the public at this time. 

Update the remains have been identified as Terri Ann Rowan, 33. The cause and manner of death are not being released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Homicide detectives ask anyone who may have been through the alley on Aug. 14-15 that may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour of individuals and/or unfamiliar vehicles in that area to contact police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. 

The 2019 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here