Update: Alberta RCMP investigate the suspicious death of a man found alongside Highway 677 near Spirit River

Spirit River RCMP responded to assist  Emergency Medical Services who were called to Highway 677 west of Highway 2 near the Woking turn off on report of a deceased male on the side of the road on June 11th at approximately 9:00am.

Spirit River RCMP said the circumstances surrounding the death of the man are suspicious and  Alberta RCMP Major Crimes have taken over carriage of the investigation. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident, or dash cam footage in the area of Highway 677 in the early morning hours of June 11, 2020, is asked to contact Spirit River RCMP at 780-864-3525.

Update
Results of an autopsy conducted by the medical examiner’s office in Edmonton determined the manner of death of the 19-year-old man to be a homicide. Police will not be released the victim’s identity or cause of death at this time.

The 2020 Alberta Homicide Victim List is available here.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims is available here!

Edmonton police investigating the fatal shooting of Samer Farzat Chehimi

Edmonton police responded to reports of gunshots on Brintnell Boulevard in northeast Edmonton on June 13th at approximately 12:25am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find 34-year-old Samer Farzat Chehimi, suffering from multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds. Despite life-saving efforts, Chehimi was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a red, stolen Ford Expedition that was seen leaving the area. The vehicle in question is missing the license plate, and the bracket has Edmonton Oilers stickers on it. Homicide Section Det. Jared Buhler said, “The suspect(s) in this death are believed to be associated to this stolen vehicle.”

Anyone who saw the vehicle parked in front of a business or house between June 1 and June 13 is asked to contact the police at 780-423-4567.

The Edmonton 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Man found deceased in a Westlock Alberta Apartment being investigated as a homicide

RCMP responded to the report of an unresponsive man ina building located at 10540 103rd Street in the town of Westlock on June 9th at approximately 10:30am.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police have not released the identity of the deceased only stating the death is being investigated as a homicide. More information will be added as it becomes available.

An autopsy is scheduled for June 11th in Edmonton. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Westlock RCMP detachment at 780-349-4491.

The 2020 Alberta Homicide Victim List is available here.

Details on Canada’s Top 10 Mass Murders based on numbers of victims can be found here!

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.

Alberta Murder Victim List 2020

Alberta Homicide total so far in 2020: 53
(2019 total: 91)
Males: 44
Females: 9

Alberta January Murder Count: 10
(January 2019 total: 11)
Males: 10
Females:

January
1 – John Doe, Male, 34, Wetaskiwin
2 – Barry Cecil Currie, Male, 30, Beating, Calgary
3 – Gurinder Pal Singh Sekhon, Male, 38, Shooting, Calgary
4 – Karson Goodeagle, Male, 33, Stabbing, Calgary
5 – John Doe, Male, Redwater
6 – John Doe, Male, 27, Medicine Hat
7 – Barrie Douglas Johnson, Male, Beating/ Stabbing, Stettler
8 – Aaron Watt, Male, 24, Edmonton
9 – Huran Baran, Male, 40, Stabbing, Edmonton
10 – Achor Jal, Male, 22, Shooting

Alberta February Murder Count: 10
(Feb 2019 total: 2)
Males: 7
Females:3

February
11 – Sheldon Wolf, Male, Calgary
12 – John Doe, Male, 35, Lethbridge 
13 – Mohamed Ahmed Makaran, Male, 32, Shooting, Edmonton
14 – Blair Cross, Male, 35, Strathcona County
15 – Hughie Decoine, Male, 27, Stabbing, Wabasca
16 – Melissa Rae Blommaert, Female, 33, Beating, Calgary
17 – Sheri Lynn Gauthier, Female, 33, Edmonton
18 – John Doe, Male, Edmonton
19 – Kalix Langenau, Male, 19, Airdrie
20 – Jane Doe, Female, 24, Cochrane

Alberta March Murder Count: 9
(Mar 2019 total: 1)
Males: 8
Females:1

March
21 – Daryan Lyndon John, Male, 22, Wetaskiwin
22 – Kirk Dallas Powder Taylor, Male, 41, Shooting, Edmonton
23- Christophe Herblin, Male, 57, Calgary
24 –Hanad Mohamed, Male, 30, Shooting, Fort McMurray
25 – John Doe, Male, Shooting, Calgary
26 – Jake Sansom, Male, 39, Shooting, Glendon
27 – Morris Cardinal, Male, 57, Shooting, Glendon
28 – Jane Doe, Female, 41, Sundre
29 – Leslie Klassen, Male, 50, Cold Lake

Alberta April Murder Count: 5
(Apr 2019 total: 13)
Males: 4
Females: 1

April
30 – Jovaughan Meek, Male, 28, Shooting, Calgary
31 – John Doe, Male, 74, Maskwacis
32 – Brittney Ann Meszaros Female, 24, Calgary
33 – John Doe, Male, 32, Grande Prairie
34 – John Doe, Male, 38, Innisfail

Alberta May Murder Count: 9
(May 2019 total: 11)
Males: 5
Females: 4

May
35 – John Doe, Male, O’Chiese First Nation
36 – Jane Doe, Female, 13, Strathcona County
37 – Jane Doe, Female, 55, Strathcona County
38 – Justin Applegarth, Male, 27, Calgary
39 – Mohamed Amin Hassan Jama, Male, 34, Edmonton
40 – Bella Rose Desrosiers, Female, 7, Stabbing, Edmonton
41 – Lisa Arsenault, Female, 38, Edmonton
42 – Ibaad Yar, Male, 15
43 – John Doe, Male, 80’s

Alberta June Murder Count: 10
(June 2019 total: 7)
Males: 9
Females: 1

June
44 – John Bijelic, Male, 57, Vegreville
45 –Benjamin VirtucioI, Male, 29, Shooting, Calgary
46 – John Doe, Male, Westlock
47 – Shane Eric James Smith, Male, 20, Calgary
48 – Samer Farzat Chehimi, Male,34, Shooting, Edmonton
49 – John Doe, Male, Spirit River
50 – Danny Junior Eagle Child, Male, 35, Gleichen
51 – John Doe, Male, 31, Edmonton
52 – Nathaniel Goodeye, Male, 35
53 – Jacob Michael Chitze, Male, 19, Leduc County

Alberta July Murder Count:
(July 2019 total: 5)
Males:
Females:

July

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 strangled to death 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 cause of death to be strangulation

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

Update June 12th 2020
Edmonton police arrested 23-year-old Hunter Alexander Duncan, on June 12th, and charged him with second-degree murder in connection to the strangulation death of Breianna Schamber.

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.

Update: Charges laid in the 2019 Edmonton Homicide 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.

Update July 1st
Arthur Trinity Brown, 42, was arrested on June 30, 2020 by Maskwacis RCMP and charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of Rebecca Hunter.

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.