Man dies from gunshot wounds in Pickering

Pickering police and paramedics responded to a report of a male with life-threatening injuries in the area of Valley Farm Road and The Esplanade on April 7th at 6:30am.

Police arrived to find a male victim who was suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased enroute. The victim has not been identified at this time.

No arrests have been made and no suspect descriptions available at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Thorne or Det Mc Dermott of the Major Crime – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5223.

Canadian major city homicide Statistics are available here.

Homicide investigation launched into the death of Nicholas Samaroo in Pickering

Police said on  January 25, 2019 at approximately 7:30 a.m., they received a call from a woman who was walking her two dogs and came upon a deceased male in a wooded area.

The body of Nicholas Samaroo 24, was found with obvious signs of trauma near Liverpool Road North, about 150 meters north of Pine Ridge Secondary School.

Durham police’s homicide unit has taken over the case.

70 year old Bodwatie Persaud killed in domestic related homicide, Ganesh Persaud charged

Durham police responded to a welfare check of a resident at a home on Brandy Court, on July 28th at approximately 1:30pm. On arrival police found 70 year old Bodwatie Persaud without vitals.

Police said Mrs Persaud has obvious signs of trauma on her body but have not released the cause of death, only saying the death is domestic related.

Ganesh Persaud, 71, of Brandy Court was arrested and charged with second degree murder.

Police have not released the relationship between the victim and the accused.

Update: 9 months pregnant Arianna Goberdhan murdered by her husband

Durham Police were called to a home on Winville Road in Pickering at around 9:45 pm on April 7th, on report of a domestic disturbance.

Police arrived to find 27 year old Arianna Goberdhan dead with what they described as obvious signs of violence. Goberdhan was 9 months pregnant, the baby did not survive.

Nicholas Tyler Baig, 25, the husband of the victim was taken into custody on April 8th. Baig was found at a home in Markham after a warrant was issued for his arrest and a day long man-hunt.

Baig is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of his wife.

Update April 13th

Const. George Tudos of Durham Region Police said Baig is now facing a first degree murder charge in the death of his wife, Arianna Goberdhan. Tudos also said there has been discussions with investigators regarding charges in connection with the death of Goberdhan’s unborn child, however no additional charges have been laid at this time.

Claren Troy Middleton found dead in field

The body of Claren Troy Middleton 25, was found in a farm field just north of Pickering on Oct 23. Middleton had been shot and died of a single gunshot wound.

Investigators are looking for information on Middleton’s activities from Wednesday night onwards. if you have any information regarding this case you are asked to call Durham Region Police.

Update: March 2016
Terrance Bent has been charged with being an accessory after the fact and indignity to a body. No other charges have been laid.

John Pearson Murray confirmed as a homicide

John Pearson Murray , 80 years old, was found dead by officers responding to a call at a home Pickering on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Police have said that Murray’s death was a homicide but have not released the cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham police at 905-579-1520, extension 5326 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Dionecio Nelson identified as Pickering’s stabbing victim

Police have identified the man who was stabbed to death on July 2nd  as 25 yearold Dionecio Nelson of Brampton.

Police said Nelson was leaving a party in a home in the early morning when he was stabbed. Investigators think this may have been a random incident.

Police are looking for two suspects in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this murder call Durham Regional Police’s Major Crime Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.