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Metro City Murder Meter

Edmonton's 2007 murder meter officially rests at 33 -- total metro area count rests at 37
2007 Edmonton case atus: open: 17  charges laid: 13  not laid: 1

Homicide 2007: Life And Death On Edmonton's Streets
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2007 - month by month
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Edmonton murder count

In 2005, Edmonton set its all-time one-year murder record with 39 deaths, more than one every 10 days.

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POLICE LINE: DO NOT CROSS

2007 - month by month

Includes deaths ruled non-criminal


january | february | march | april | may | june | july
august | september | october | november | december

January 2007

Body Found In Apartment

January 4, 2007. 41-year-old woman may have been dead a month inside suite at 10727 110 Street, cause pending » full details »

Debbie Elly-Smith

Found January 8, 2007. Age 51. Stabbing. 10554 96 Street » full details »

Updated April 2008

Robert Wayne Joy

January 9, 2007. Age 48. Stabbing. 12035 64 Street » full details »

Updated September 2008

Barbara Ann Matthews

January 13, 2007. Age 38. Gunshot. Enoch Reserve » full details »

David Kelm

January 19, 2007. Age 21. Cause withheld. Lakeland Village Trailer Park, Strathcona Country » full details »

Stephane Landry

January 21, 2007. Age 37. Stabbed. Behind 8508 82 Avenue » full details »

Updated January 2008

Toddler Doe

January 26, 2007. Age 3. Severe head trauma. Near 157 Street and 78 Avenue » full details »

Updated October 2008

January 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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February 2007

Chancely Devlin Simpson

February 16, 2007. Age 31. Cause withheld. 12107 127 Street » full details »

David Wong

February 20, 2007. Age 23. Cause withheld, body found partially dismembered. Suite 1406, Boardwalk Centre, 8820 Jasper Avenue » full details »

Updated October 2008

Robert Bruce Caldwell

February 23, 2007. Age 45. Stabbed. Jasper Avenue at 107 Street » full details »

Updated October 2008

Stephen Ferguson

February 26, 2007. Age 44. Gunshot. 12015 103 Avenue » full details »

February 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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March 2007

Lawrence Mazurek

March 16, 2007. Age 74. Blunt force trauma. Crushed under own van near near 92B Avenue and 69th Street » full details »

Body Found Near Creek

March 18, 2007. Age and cause unknown. One kilometre south of Snow Valley ski facility » full details »

Updated May 2007

Man Found Tied Up and Dead

March 20, 2007. Age 56. Inconclusive. 11202 95 A Street » full details »

Body Found On Manning Drive

March 25, 2007. Age and cause undetermined. Manning Drive north of 167 Avenue » full details »

March 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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April 2007

Stephanie Rae Butler

April 6, 2007. Age 25. Blunt force cranial trauma. 4204 38 Street » full details »

Updated June 2007

Suspicious Death of 19-year-old

April 7, 2007. Cause undetermined. 5608 118 Avenue » full details »

Joseph Parisien

April 19, 2007. Age 53. Gunshot. 11321 91 Street » full details »

William George Ruptash

April 24, 2007. Age 63. Blood loss from a stab wound to the neck. 10028 106 Avenue » full details »

Man Found Dead In Recovery Home

April 27, 2007. Age unconfirmed as 39. Self-inflicted wounds. 7508 Delwood Road » full details »

April 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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May 2007

House Fire Claims Two

May 2, 2007. Jerome Venne, 85, and his stepson Greg Graf, 48. Smoke inhalation likely. 10120 160 Avenue » full details »

Body Found In Basement

May 3, 2007. Woman in her 50s. Self-inflicted. Clareview Road » full details »

Ola Tinineh Moses

May 6, 2007. Age 38. Gunshot. 11004 107 Avenue » full details »

Updated August 2010

Michael Dar

May 12, 2007. Age 23. Killed after being thrown from the back of a moving pickup truck near 94th Street and 179th Avenue » full details »

The Delwood Double Murder

May 15, 2007. Two shot dead. 13329 82 Street » full details »

Updated March 2010

Mahamud Yassin Yusuf

May 20, 2007. Age 19. Cause withheld. Found lying off an access road in a rural subdivision near Stony Plain west of Edmonton » full details »

Martin William Kent

May 22, 2007. Age 27. Injuries sustained after being run over two weeks earlier. Parking lot, 144 Avenue and 76 Street » full details »

Updated September 2008

Leonard Fred Halkett

May 24, 2007. Age 21. Stabbing. Near 96 Street and 102 Avenue » full details »

Eric Olsen

May 27, 2007. Age 20. Blunt force trauma. Northwest of Stony Plain » full details »

May 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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June 2007

Richard Alexander Harris

June 12, 2007. Age 22. Cause withheld. Church parking lot, 14320 94 Street » full details »

Leanne Lori Benwell

Body found June 21, 2007, identified July 11 - last seen alive March 12. Age 27. Cause of death withheld. Near Highway 795 and Township Road 470, between the town of Calmar and Pigeon Lake, 68 kilometres south of Edmonton » full details »

Naked Man Dies In Police Custody

June 29, 2007. Age 39. Cause pending. Died after falling from house at 35th Street and 22nd Avenue » full details »

June 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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July 2007

Norma Jane McNeil

July 1, 2007. Age 44. Non-criminal. Found floating 15 kilometres downstream of Fort Saskatchewan on the North Saskatchewan River » full details »

Brandon Sean Dierich

July 24, 2007. Age 23. Gunshot. 6710 93 Street » full details »

Updated October 2008

Dwayne Roger Roy

July 30, 2007. Age 57. Blunt and sharp force trauma. Inside psychiatric ward, Royal Alexandra Hospital » full details »

Updated June 2008

Edward Bone

July 31, 2007. Age 20. Stabbing. Beaver Hills Park, near 105 Street and Jasper Avenue » full details »

Updated July 2009

July 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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August 2007

Robin Timothy Gillman

August 6, 2007. Age 29. Broken neck. Underneath Kinnaird Ravine Bridge » full details »

August 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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September 2007

The Fulton Place Double Murder

September 2, 2007. Two shot dead. 6115 Fulton Road » full details »

Updated March 2010

James Douglas Foley

September 4, 2007. Age 42. Stabbing. Clarke Park on Stadium Road » full details »

Judy Lynn Jones

September 12, 2007. Age 45. Cause withheld. 1927 104 Street » full details »

Updated April 2008

Burning Man Found

September 26, 2007. Homeless, in his early sixties, near 113 Street and 99 Avenue » full details »

September 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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October 2007

Jason Freedom Adam

October 21, 2007. Age 29. Last seen near Shaw Convention Centre; being investigated as a homicide » full details »

Kwandell Allan Ferguson

October 30, 2007. Age 16. Blunt cranial trauma. Scrap yard near 17 Street and 153 Avenue NE » full details »

Robert Michael Brodyk

October 31, 2007. Age 56. Blunt force trauma. 14408 65 Street » full details »


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November 2007

Human Remains Found Near Vegreville

November 3, 2007. Age and gender unknown. Cause withheld. 25 km west of Vegreville » full details »

Thanh Van Phan

November 11, 2007. Age 19. Stabbing. 10018 105 Street » full details »

William James Kapach

November 17, 2007. Age 65. Blunt cranial trauma. Near 96 Street and 102A Avenue » full details »

Updated December 2009

Charred Body Found In Dumpster

November 22, 2007. Age unknown. Garbage bin behind Greyhound bus station, 10324 103 Street » full details »

Man Dies In Alley

November 28, 2007. Age 34 - name withheld. Cause pending. Alley near 113th Avenue and 116th Street » full details »

November 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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December 2007

Wesal Arabi

December 1, 2007. Age 35. Multiple gunshot wounds. 10265 107 Street » full details »

Nawar Jawad

December 2, 2007. Age 24. Blunt force cranial trauma. Near 211th Avenue and 17th Street N.E. » full details »

Updated January 2008

Erin Anne Tilley

December 7, 2007. Age 27. Gunshot. 95 Avenue at 156 Street » full details »

Wing Fung

December 9, 2007. Age 32. Stabbing. 10019 106 Avenue » full details »

December 2007 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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POLICE LINE: DO NOT CROSS

Victim Name, Age

Jason Freedom Adam, 29

Wesal Arabi, 35

Edward Bone, 20

Robert Michael Brodyk, 56

Deng Atem Bulgak, 22

Stephanie Rae Butler, 25

Robert Bruce Caldwell, 45

The Delwood Double Murder

Brandon Sean Dierich, 23

Toddler Doe, 3

Debbie Elly-Smith, 51

Kwandell Allan Ferguson, 16

Stephen Ferguson, 44

James Douglas Foley, 42

The Fulton Place Double Murder

Wing Fung, 32

Robin Timothy Gillman, 29

Leonard Fred Halkett, 21

Richard Alexander Harris, 22

Farhan Hassan, 27

Nawar Jawad, 24

Judy Lynn Jones, 45

Robert Wayne Joy, 48

William James Kapach, 65

Martin William Kent, 27

Stephane Landry, 37

Kasim Mohamed, 28

Ola Tinineh Moses, 38

Joseph Parisien, 53

Thanh Van Phan, 19

Juk (Jock) Deng Ring, 24

Dwayne Roger Roy, 57

William George Ruptash, 63

Chancely Devlin Simpson, 31

Erin Anne Tilley, 27

David Wong, 23


Case Status

Open and active

Jason Freedom Adam

Edward Bone

Robert Michael Brodyk

Deng Atem Bulgak

The Delwood Double Murder

James Douglas Foley

The Fulton Place Double Murder

Leonard Fred Halkett

Richard Alexander Harris

Farhan Hassan

Nawar Jawad

William James Kapach

Stephane Landry

Kasim Mohamed

Ola Tinineh Moses

Joseph Parisien

Thanh Van Phan

Juk (Jock) Deng Ring

William George Ruptash

Erin Anne Tilley


Charges laid

Wesal Arabi

Stephanie Rae Butler

Robert Bruce Caldwell

Brandon Sean Dierich

Toddler Doe

Debbie Elly-Smith

Martin William Kent

Kwandell Allan Ferguson

Stephen Ferguson

Wing Fung

Judy Lynn Jones

Robert Wayne Joy

Dwayne Roger Roy

Chancely Devlin Simpson

David Wong


Charges not laid

Robin Timothy Gillman


Persons Charged

Kenneth Anthony Butler - Butler case.

Wesley David Lorne Cairn-Duff - Joy case.

Michael John Cairney - Stephen Ferguson case.

Jason George Costouros - Wong case.

Kyle Grapentine - Wong case.

Michael Alexander Gray - Wong case.

Nicholas Richard Harris - Wong case.

Brendan Lee Jeffery - Caldwell case.

Jeffrey Glenn Kellar - Jones case.

Daniel Glenn King - Kwandell Ferguson case.

William Roy King - Kent case.

Rochelle Jacqueline Lalonde - Elly-Smith case.

Kenneth Ian Lunty - Fung case.

Aaron Mathias - Elly-Smith case.

Quy Nguyen - Fung case.

Jean Francois Sheehy - Roy case.

Clinton Wabasca - Simpson case.

32-year-old woman - Doe case.

One young offender - Dierich case.

Two young offenders - Arabi case.

Date of Occurence

Numbered in order of determination.

 #1 - January 8 - Debbie Elly-Smith

 #2 - January 9 - Robert Wayne Joy

 #3 - January 21 - Stephane Landry

 #4 - January 26 - Toddler Doe

 #5 - February 16 - Chancely Devlin Simpson

 #6 - February 20 - David Wong

 #7 - February 23 - Robert Bruce Caldwell

 #8 - February 26 - Stephen Ferguson

 #9 - April 6 - Stephanie Rae Butler

#10 - April 19 - Joseph Parisien

#11 - April 24 - William George Ruptash

#12 - May 6 - Ola Tinineh Moses

#29 - May 8 - Martin William Kent

May 15 - The Delwood Double Murder

    #13 - Juk (Jock) Deng Ring

    #14 - Deng Atem Bulgak

#15 - May 24 - Leonard Fred Halkett

#16 - June 12 - Richard Alexander Harris

#17 - July 24 - Brandon Sean Dierich

#18 - July 30 - Dwayne Roger Roy

#19 - July 31 - Edward Bone

#20 - August 6 - Robin Timothy Gillman

September 2 - The Fulton Place Double Murder

    #21 - Farhan Hassan

    #22 - Kasim Mohamed

#23 - September 4 - James Douglas Foley

#24 - September 12 - Judy Lynn Jones

# ?? - October 21 - Jason Freedom Adam

#25 - October 30 - Kwandell Allan Ferguson

#26 - October 31 - Robert Michael Brodyk

#27 - November 11 - Thanh Van Phan

#28 - November 17 - William James Kapach

#30 - December 1 - Wesal Arabi

#31 - December 2 - Nawar Jawad

#32 - December 7 - Erin Anne Tilley

#33 - December 9 - Wing Fung


Cause of Death

Blunt force trauma

Robert Michael Brodyk

Stephanie Rae Butler

Toddler Doe

Kwandell Allan Ferguson

Robin Timothy Gillman

Nawar Jawad

Judy Lynn Jones

William James Kapach

Martin William Kent


Gunshot

Wesal Arabi

Deng Atem Bulgak

The Delwood Double Murder

Brandon Sean Dierich

Stephen Ferguson

Farhan Hassan

Kasim Mohamed

Ola Tinineh Moses

Joseph Parisien

Juk (Jock) Deng Ring

Erin Anne Tilley


Stabbing

Edward Bone

Robert Bruce Caldwell

Debbie Elly-Smith

James Douglas Foley

Wing Fung

Leonard Fred Halkett

Robert Wayne Joy

Stephane Landry

Thanh Van Phan

Dwayne Roger Roy

William George Ruptash

Chancely Devlin Simpson

David Wong


Cause withheld/pending

Richard Alexander Harris


Drug and/or gang related

Wesal Arabi

Deng Atem Bulgak - link not discounted.

The Delwood Double Murder - link not discounted.

James Douglas Foley - link not discounted.

Martin William Kent - link not discounted.

Ola Tinineh Moses

Thanh Van Phan - link not discounted.

David Wong

Juk (Jock) Deng Ring - link not discounted.


Unknown

Jason Freedom Adam


Edmonton Area Murders

Barbara Ann Matthews - January 13, 2007 - Enoch Reserve.


David Kelm - January 19, 2007 - Strathcona County trailer park.


Mahamud Yassin Yusuf - body found May 20th, 2007 - near Stony Plain west of Edmonton.


Eric Olsen - beaten May 27th, 2007, died May 31st - near Stony Plain west of Edmonton.


Leanne Lori Benwell - body found June 21st, 2007 - last seen alive March 12th. Near Pigeon Lake, 68 kilometres south of Edmonton.



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