Human remains found in Welland, Ontario

Human remains have been discovered in the rural Cooks Mills area of Welland, Ontario.

On Sunday at about 4:45 p.m., Niagara Regional Police were contacted by a member of the public who made the discovery at the edge of Schisler Road between Darby and Moyer roads.

Const. Phil Gavin said the matter remains under investigation with involvement of police detectives, the forensics unit and the coroner.

Police continued to protect the scene Monday afternoon.

February 18, 2019 / by / in
Ottawa police find human remains in search for Susan Kublu-Iqqittuq

Police say an autopsy has been scheduled after human remains were found at the Trail Road landfill

Ottawa police say they’ve found human remains at the Trail Road landfill while searching for the body of Susan Kublu-Iqqittuq, who was last seen Jan. 11. 

Det. Chris Benson confirmed that searchers had “located a body” at the landfill early Sunday morning. 

Police say an autopsy will be scheduled, and Benson said it is expected to take place early this week. An identity has not yet been confirmed. The post-mortem examination will be completed by a forensic pathologist. 

Benson said search conditions at the site were often challenging. 

“It was a difficult search with the extreme weather and very extreme search conditions to start with, being at a landfill site,” he said. “I think the search team is glad that they were successful in locating who we believe to be Susan Kublu.”

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susan kublu iqqittuq ottawa police

Kublu-Iqqittuq, a 37-year-old Inuk woman from Igloolik, Nunavut, had been living in Ottawa and was last seen by her family on Jan. 11.

Kublu-Iqqittuq’s daughter, 18-year-old Lennese Kublu, has been charged with second-degree murder and indignity to a human body in relation to the case. 

A second person, 28-year-old Dwight Brown, whom family have identified as Kublu’s ex-boyfriend, is also facing the same charges. 

The two women were originally reported missing together, though police later found the daughter in Toronto.

Police had been asking for the public’s help in finding Kublu-Iqqittuq, releasing video footage of the woman walking near Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue the day before she disappeared.

They later announced her disappearance was being investigated as a homicide, and focused their search efforts on the Trail Road landfill. Police said the search involved almost 100 people and spanned 18 full days since Jan. 26.

The search was temporarily suspended the weekend of Feb. 9 to give police and city landfill employees a break. The search resumed last week.

Police say they are not looking for any other suspects in the case.

Source: CBC News

February 18, 2019 / by / in
Two people charged with abducting a 7 year old girl.

A man and woman have been charged with abduction after a seven-year-old girl was reported missing early Saturday.

The girl had last been seen in the area of Tremblay Road and Avenue S at 10 p.m. Friday, and was noticed missing at 6 a.m. Saturday. A little after noon Saturday Ottawa police announced that she “has been located and is being reunited with her family.”

Investigators from the major crime unit later announced she was found “safe and sound at a home nearby. The girl was not harmed or injured during the time she was missing from her Tremblay Rd. area home.”

On Sunday evening police announced that a man and woman unrelated to the girl’s family have been charged with abduction of a child under the age of 14. Both of the accused were released on a promise to appear in court later.

Investigators were not available Sunday evening and there were no further details available, but police added they don’t believe there is any danger to the public.

Source: Ottawa Citizen

February 17, 2019 / by / in
Candlelight vigils planned for girl found dead after Amber Alert

Candlelight vigils will take place in the coming days to honour 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar, who was found dead following an Amber Alert.

The first vigil honouring her memory will be held on Saturday evening in Meadowvale Village Green park in Mississauga, Ont. at 6 p.m.

Vigil organizer — a close friend of Riya’s mother — posted about the gathering on Instagram. “There are so many people who have been hurting from this angel’s loss, and no one needs our prayer and love more than Riya’s family at this time.”

Naipaul wrote: “Love knows no religion or bounds” and implores people to “rally around [Riya’s] loved ones in their time of need.”

Brampton city councillor Rowena Santos is helping to plan another vigil for Tuesday at the city’s Garden Square. That vigil will take place between 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. “This is a time to come together in solidarity and remember and honour a young life,” the post read.

Neighbourhood Watch Brampton has offered their support for the grieving family by raising over $11,000 to pay for Riya’s funeral — which surpasses their initial goal of $2,500. The group said it will continue to accept donations.

Peel regional police issued an Amber Alert for Riya shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday. She was allegedly abducted by her father after he took her out for her birthday earlier that afternoon. She was later found dead in her father’s Brampton home.

Following the Amber Alert, Roopesh Rajkumar car was spotted and he was apprehended by Ontario Provincial Police in Orillia, Ont. The 41 year old has since been charged with first-degree murder.

Rajkumar is currently in police custody in hospital.

Police have cordoned off the area where Riya’s body was found. But just outside the building, neighbours have built a makeshift memorial with heart-shaped balloons, flowers and teddy bears.

Source: CTV News

February 16, 2019 / by / in
RNC Searching for Missing Person – Karen Mercer

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Major Crime Unit is searching for missing person, Karen Mercer.

The RNC received a missing person report for forty-eight year old Karen Mercer yesterday, shortly before 7:00 pm. Ms. Mercer is missing from her Paradise home, where she was last seen at 6:30 am. Ms. Mercer may be operating a red 2009 Pontiac Vibe with the license plate JJJ 014. She is believed to be wearing a long green winter coat with fur around the hood, and is described to be 5 foot 3 inches tall, 265 pounds, with short red hair and wearing glasses.

The RNC has concerns for Ms. Mercer’s safety and wellbeing. Anyone with any information on Ms. Mercer’s whereabouts is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

February 16, 2019 / by / in
The Search for Brook Chaboyer expands

The family of Brook Chaboyer continue to hold a distant hope that their brother and son will be found safe, and while they understand that there may not be a positive outcome to their search, they want to find closure.

“I think we are pretty convinced that we lost him,” said Kerri Chaboyer-Jean, Brook’s sister. “At this point, I think we are looking for closure. The longer it goes, you have to wonder why we haven’t come across him. I guess there is always that distant hope.”

Search efforts continued for 51-year-old Brook Chaboyer on Saturday with the help of the Bear Clan Patrol. Brook has not been heard from since Feb. 4 and was reported missing to police on Feb. 8.

Last week, family and friends, along with a police aerial drone searched the George Burke Park area. On Saturday, volunteers returned to the park, as well as areas surrounding Brook’s apartment near John Street and Rockwood Ave.

“Brook didn’t have his car, so we are pretty convinced he left on foot,” Chaboyer-Jean said. “We don’t see how else. He didn’t call a cab or anything like that. The search today is focusing there and going out from there.”

According to Chaboyer-Jean, the family has not received any information about Brook or anyone reporting having seen him since he went missing.

“It’s like he disappeared into thin air,” she said.

On Saturday, more than 60 people volunteered in the search, including members of the Bear Clan Patrol who coordinated efforts.

“We are pretty overwhelmed by the support we’ve had,” Chaboyer-Jean said. “My brother’s work has totally been supporting us. He has fought with addictions and mental health issues, but he’s a good guy, and that shows with all of his friends and everybody that has come out.”

Jen Chisholm, a member of Bear Clan Patrol, said they are not professional searchers, but do have experience looking for people.  

“Even just giving folks strategies for how to search for someone and to pay attention to where you are walking and where you are looking and being mindful,” she said. “Making sure you are looking two by two, checking streets and sidewalks, back alleys. In the parks there are a lot of trails and side trails. In the winter like this, you are looking for tracks, just anything that disturbs the snow.”

Chisholm added that recent heavy snowfall in the city can make searching difficult, but it is important for searchers, or just the general public, to be mindful of anything out of the ordinary.

The family said the search will continue until Brook is found and encourage anyone with information that could help to come forward.

“We are kind of desperate for information at this point because we don’t know anything,” Chaboyer-Jean said. “We just want answers.”

Brook Chaboyer, 51, is described as Caucasian, standing approximately five feet, six inches tall with a heavy build. He has a fair complexion, short blonde hair, and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about the possible whereabouts of Brook Chaboyer is asked to contact Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com.

Source: TBNewsWatch

February 16, 2019 / by / in
Woman found safe following kidnapping in Kamloops

A woman was found safe on Friday after police say she was kidnapped following a robbery in Kamloops.

RCMP say the woman and two men were robbed this Thursday by two suspects with guns in downtown Kamloops. After the robbery, police believe the men stole one of the victim’s vehicles and took the woman.

The investigation led officers to an address in Kelowna where they found one of the robbery suspects.

Police then determined that the woman was being transported in a vehicle travelling from Kelowna to Kamloops. Police stopped the vehicle and found the kidnapped woman and arrested a man and a woman.

“First and foremost, our concern was for the woman who had been kidnapped,” said Cpl. Jodi Shelkie in a release. “The danger that she was in cannot be overemphasized. Officers knew that the suspects were armed.  It was unknown what their intent was regarding her life.”

RCMP say the investigation is still ongoing. Police are trying to locate the second suspect involved in the robbery.

“It is clear this was a targeted crime and involved participants in the local Kamloops drug trade,” RCMP wrote in a release.

Source: ESTEFANIA DURAN AND RIA RENOUF City News

February 15, 2019 / by / in
Ayasha and Michael Bruno, Missing teens from Alexander First Nation, Alberta.

Morinville RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing 14 year old boy, Michael Bruno, and a missing 16 year old girl,  Ayasha Bruno. 

They were last seen February 12, 2019 in Alexander First Nation, and are known to frequent Edmonton, St. Paul and St. Albert. 

Michael Bruno is described as 14, Indigenous, 5’10, 110 lbs, Brown hair, brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black coat, black jeans and black shoes. 

Ayasha Bruno is described as 16, Indigenous, 5’7, 130 lbs, mixed coloured hair. She was last seen wearing a brown coat, black sweatpants and has a white backpack. 

Anyone with information about Ayasha or Micheal Bruno is asked to contact Morinville RCMP at: 780-939-4550. 

February 13, 2019 / by / in
Major crimes unit joins investigation to find missing rancher near Merritt

Days after search and rescue crews suspended their hunt for a missing rancher near Merritt in B.C.’s southern Interior, the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit has been called in to investigate the disappearance.

Ben Tyner, 32, was reported missing after loggers found his riderless horse, still wearing its saddle, just north of Merritt on Jan. 28.

Local RCMP and a dozen search teams combed the snowy backcountry about 80 kilometres south of Kamloops for a week amid temperatures as low as –20 C, but suspended the effort on Sunday because of the extreme weather.

On Wednesday, the B.C. RCMP announced its Major Crimes Unit had been dispatched. A statement said there’s no evidence to suggest foul play, but that the force wanted to cover all its bases.

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Ben Tyner’s horse was found riderless, but wearing a saddle near Merritt, B.C., on Jan. 28. 

Tyner, who’s from Wyoming, works at a cattle ranch in nearby Nicola, B.C., and was last seen there on Jan. 26.

Anyone with information on Tyner’s whereabouts is asked to contact Merritt RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Source: CBC

February 7, 2019 / by / in
Missing man turns up dead at suspected Richmond drug lab

A missing person investigation Wednesday resulted in Richmond RCMP discovering a dead body along with two suspected drug operations.

Early Wednesday morning, Richmond RCMP asked the Vancouver Police Department for help in locating a missing person by checking an apartment near Boundary Road and Kingsway.

The apartment was uninhabited but showed signs of possible drug production.

RCMP later discovered what they believed to be a clandestine drug laboratory at a residence in the 4600-block of Princeton Avenue in Richmond.

The body of a man matching the description of the individual reported missing on Feb. 3 was found inside the home. His name was not released.

Police say foul play is not suspected and there is no immediate threat to public safety at this time.

Richmond RCMP have secured the location in order to execute a search warrant on the property.

The RCMP federal clandestine laboratory enforcement and response team (CLEAR) and the B.C. Coroners Service are assisting in the investigation.

Anyone with information can contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 (quote file #2019-4387) or Crime Stoppers  at 1-800-222-8477.

Source: Vancouver Sun

February 6, 2019 / by / in