Jason John Brown of Kitchener found dead on the side of an Oshawa road

Police said that a City of Oshawa employee driving on Stevenson Road North just south of Raglan Road West in north Oshawa noticed a body of a deceased male at the side of the road.

Police and paramedics arrived to find the body of Jason John Brown, 43, with obvious signs of trauma. Police are not releasing the cause of death at this time.

Anyone with information of assistance to this investigation is asked to contact Det. Thorne of the DRPS Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5223.

Toronto Homicide #12 – Martin Anthony Johnson shot to death

Toronto police responded to a report of a shooting at 2 Dorado Court, on March 11th at approximately 11:20pm.

Police arrived to find Martin Anthony Johnson, 51, of Toronto, in a hallway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Johnson was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.
The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

Sara Cimerman and Efraim Cimerman found dead inside a Richmond Hill Condo

York Regional Police responded to a call for welfare check at a condominium building on Clarissa Drive, on March 11th after family members were unable to get in contact with the residents.

Police arrived at the scene to find Sara CIMERMAN, 68 and Efraim CIMERMAN, 73, both of the Town of Richmond Hill deceased in the unit.

Police said there was no sign of forced entry and they do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

Cause of death has not been released at this time.

Canadian major city homicide Statistics are available here.

Gaetan Jolin dies after serious assault in Ottawa

Ottawa Paramedics contacted Ottawa Police after a suspicious medical call on February 20th at approximately 1:30pm on Jolliet Avenue. Gaetan Jolin, 55, was found with serious injuries by unknown reasons and rushed to hospital for treatment.

Jolin died in hospital on February 21st, from injuries sustained in the assault. Michael Leduc, 43 was arrested on February 24th and charged with Second Degree Murder.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide of Gaetan Jolin is asked to call Major Crime at 613-236-1222.

The 2019 Ottawa Homicide Victim list is available here.

Toronto Homicide #9 – Veronika Mrhova dies in Hospital 5 days after being shot in her car

Toronto police responded to sound of gunshots in the Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West area on February 10th at approximately 6:50am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find 24-year-old Veronika Mrhova in her white Mercedes-Benz, suffering from gunshot wounds. Mrhova was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries on February 15th.

Police said two people were last seen fleeing in a dark-coloured SUV, east on Lake Shore Boulevard West. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone who may have been in the area or who may have any information to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Toronto Homicide #8 – Tesfa Welsh-Hope shot to death outside of a townhouse complex

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting at 21 Bergamot Avenue, on February 13th at approximately 10:50pm.

Police arrived to find Tesfa Welsh-Hope, 28, of Toronto, suffering from gunshot wounds, on the ground outside of the building. Welsh-Hope was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police are searching for a suspect who has been described as a male, wearing a dark-coloured, hooded jacket. He was last seen fleeing the area, running southbound along a pathway toward 11 Bergamot Avenue

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

Update March 20th
Kyle Dias, 19, was arrested in Nanimo BC on March 15th in relation to the murder of Tesfa Welsh-Hope. He is being transferred back to Toronto on March 20th. Dias is facing a second-degree murder charge.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here

Parental Abduction leads to the homicide of 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar in Brampton

Peel police were alerted at approximately 7:00pm by the Mother of Riya Rajkumar, 11, that her daughter had not been returned to her home by her father 41-year-old, Roopesh Rajkumar on February 14th. Riya was out with her father, celebrating her birthday.

Police said Roopesh made comments indicating he was going to harm himself and his daughter. An amber alert was issued at 11:36pm announcing the abduction and that police were searching for Roopesh Rajkumar who was driving a silver Honda Civic, last seen Eastbound on the 401.

Officer Mooken said that shortly after the amber alert was announced, Riya was found dead inside her father’s home. A member of the public spotted Roopesh in the Honda Civic in Orillia Ontario and alerted police. Police said Roopesh is facing a charge of first-degree murder in relation to the death of his daughter.

Update, February 21st
Roopesh Rajkumar died from a self inflicted gunshot wound on Wednesday February 20, 2019 while a patient at the trauma centre.

Toronto Homicide #7 – Dean Howlett, shot to death on Lawrence Avenue East

Toronto police responded to a report of gunshots at 4110 Lawrence Avenue East, on February 12th at approximately 2:50pm.

Police arrived at the scene to find Dean Howlett, 25, of Whitby suffering from serious injuries in the stairwell of the building. Howlett was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone who may have been in the area or who may have any information to contact police at 416-808-7400.

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Peel Police Homicide team investigating after a 74-year-old woman was found dead in a home

Emergency crews were called to Rushton Crescent in Mississauga, on a medical call on February 12th at approximately 7:15am.

Police arrived to find a 74-year-old woman deceased. Police took a man into custody at the scene. Const. Akhil Mooken noted that investigators from Peel homicide and missing person’s bureau have taken carriage of the investigation .

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Man Shot and Killed in Toronto’s Sixth Homicide

A man was shot and killed outside of a nightclub at 366 Queen Street East near Parliament. The killing occurred around 2 am on Friday. No identity has been released.

This is the sixth homicide overall in Toronto and the fourth male homicide. In 2018 there were 96 homicides in the city and 63 in 2017.

Update February 9th
Toronto police have identified the victim as Jaunoi Christian, 24, of Brampton. Police are searching for a suspect who was seen fleeing the scene. He is described as black, 6’0″, mid 30s, with a medium build. He was wearing a blue and white toque, dark-coloured jacket and blue jeans. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400,

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here