Yvonne Mooney, murdered by her son in Oshawa

Emergency crews responded to an apartment fire on May 12th at approximately 7:10pm. The fire department extinguished the blaze and found 83-year-old Yvonne Mooney inside, suffering from serious injuries.

Mooney was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries. Police arrested the victim’s son, 56-year-old Timothy Mooney, and charged him with The second degree murder of his mother.

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Kyle David Baker’s death being investigated as a homicide in Oshawa

Oshawa police responded to reports of gunshots in the area of Bloor Street and Ritson Road, on June 6th just before 2:00am.

Police arrived at the commercial/residential building to find Kyle Baker, 24, of no fixed address, suffering from gunshot wounds.  Despite life saving efforts, Baker was declared deceased at the scene.

Anyone with any information of assistance to investigators, please contact Det. Horrocks and Det. McDermott (ext. 5418) of the Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.

Death of Oshawa Senior a Homicide

Oshawa Police said a physical altercation occurred between two elderly residents at Hillsdale Terraces on April 27th. The two men involved were 88 and 76 year’s old, and both had dementia

During the altecation the 88 year old man fell and broke his pelvis. The victim dies 2 weeks later in hospital from his injuries.

The death been deemed a homicide by the Coroner’s Office. The name’s on the victim and the accused will not be released.

Shooting leaves one dead in Oshawa

Oshawa police responded to report of a shooting on January 28 at approximately 10:20pm on Oxford Street.  Police arrived to find two male victims, both 22 years old.

Both men were rushed to hospital where 22 year old Courtney Browne of Whitby died of his injuries.  Investigators don’t believe that this was a random act.

Police ask that anyone with information contact the Major Crime Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.

Neveithan Baskaran 17, stabbed to death in Oshawa, 16 year old charged

Emergency crews responded to a stabbing in the area of Harmony Road and Taunton Road in Oshawa on January 11th at approximately 3:00pm.

Neveithan Baskaran, 17,  was found suffering from a serious stab wound. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

A 16 year old boy was arrested at a near by home and charged with second degree murder.

Anyone with new information about this homicide is asked to contact Det. Horrocks (ext. 5418) or Det. Moore (ext. 5326) of the Major Crime Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.

Update: Adam Strong Charged with 2 counts of First Degree Murder – Woman found dead in Oshawa basement apartment

Oshawa police were called to a basement apartment on McMillan Drive in Oshawa after a female victim was discovered inside on December 29th at approximately 7:30pm.

Police said the death is suspicious and arrested the suspect, Adam Strong, 45, of McMillan drive. Strong has been charged with Improper/Indecent Interference with a Dead Body.

An autopsy has been scheduled to confirm the identity of the victim and determine the cause of death.

Update January 6th
The victim has been identified as Rori Hache , 18, of Oshawa. Police said the body parts found in Oshawa Harbor back in September also belonged to Rori Hache.

Update November 10th, 2018

Adam Strong, 46, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Rori Hache, and Kandis Fitzpatrick, who police say went missing in 2008.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Det. Short (ext. 5407) or Det. Dorego (ext. 5319)  1-888-579-1520

Jeffrey Allan Johnson found dead in Oshawa

Oshawa police were called to to an apartment on Simcoe Street South in Oshawa on December 17th at approximately 4:00pm after a man was found deceased in a vacant apartment.

Jeffrey Allan Johnson 31, was pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsy results revealed the cause of death to be sharp-force trauma.

Anonymous information can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Homicide investigation underway after a woman’s torso was found near the Oshawa Harbour in Lake Ontario

Oshawa police responded to report of a female torso floating in the Lake in the area of Simcoe Street South and Harbour Road on September 11th at approximately 8:30pm.

Police arrived at the scene where the fisherman found the body part and confirmed that it was a female torso. An autopsy is scheduled for today, September 12th, at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto to determine the cause of death and to identify the victim.

Update September 13th
The results of the post mortem conducted on Sept 12th were inconclusive as far as the cause of death. Police said further testing will be conducted at the Centre of Forensic Sciences.

Update No ember 10th

Durham region police announced that the woman found dead in the lake has been identified as 18 year old Rori Hache. Hache had been reported missing by her family back in August. Police have not realeased any other details at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Short 1-888-579-1520 (ext. 5407)


Update: Oshawa shooting victim dies in hospital

Oshawa police were called to an apartment building on Quebec Street at around 1:30pm on February 8th on report of gunshots. Police arrived to find an injured man in his 20’s suffering from a gunshot wound in the hallway of the building.

The man was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries. Police have not identified the victim at this time.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact our Major Crime – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5326 or ext. 5402.

Update February 11

Oshawa police have identified the victim ad 18 year old Darius Thorne.

This is the third Oshawa homicide of 2017, links to the other two are listed below.

Dominik Prusinski dies of a stab wound in Oshawa

Update: Cotie Weekley found dead by her 8 year old daughter



Update: Cotie Weekley found dead by her 8 year old daughter

Police were called to an Oshawa home at 5270 Simcoe Street N, on January 23 at around 11:20am after report of a dead body. The neighbor said the victim’s 8 year old daughter knocked on his backdoor and asked him to call 911 because her mother was dead and a man was threatening to kill himself.

Police arrived at the scene and found the body of 31 year old Cotie Weekley in the backyard. Weekley was pronounced dead at the scene. A 31 year old man was also found at the scene with serious injuries. Police said the man was known to Weekley and he remains in hospital.

The cause of death has not been determined, and no charges have been laid at this time. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The death of Cotie Weekley is the second Oshawa homicide of 2017.

Update February 5th

Wesley Guzylak, 31, has been charged with the death of Weekley. Police said Guzylak was the man found at the scene, and that Guzylak and Weekley were in a relationship.