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Metro City Murder Meter

Edmonton's 2008 murder meter officially rests at 35 -- total metro area count rests at 42
2008 Edmonton case status: open: 21   charges laid: 11   not laid: 2  police involved: 1

Homicide 2008: Life And Death On Edmonton's Streets
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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

2008 - month by month

Includes deaths ruled non-criminal


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

January 2008

Human Remains Found At LRT Site

January 4, 2008. Age and sex yet to be determined - remains deemed "historical" in nature. Near 43 Avenue and 111 Street » full details »

Suspicious Death

January 4, 2008. Man in his late 40s or early 50s. Near 66 Street and 88 Avenue » full details »

Sandra Nipshank

January 8, 2008. Age 44. Found frozen, death ruled non-criminal. Near 150 Avenue and 118 Street » full details »

Randy George Lintner

January 13, 2008. Age 46. Head trauma. 12711 97 Street » full details »

James Mills

January 19, 2008. Age 46. Cranial blunt force trauma from a beating sustained January 8. Near 103 Avenue and 103 Street » full details »

Maurice Powder

January 20, 2008. Age 43. Cause pending, found frozen near 113 A Street and 135 Avenue » full details »

Westleigh Michael LaFleur

January 22, 2008. Age 25. Gunshot. 11205 90 Street » full details »

January 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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February 2008

Troy Ryan Poulin

February 2, 2008. Age 20. Stabbing. Found lying on road near 63 Avenue and 106 Street » full details »

Brianna Danielle Torvalson

February 21, 2008. 21. Cause withheld. Township Road 534, about a kilometre west of Range Road 220 (west of Elk Island National Park and about 20 kilometres northeast of Sherwood Park) » full details »

Beverly Parker

February 29, 2008. Age 49. Strangulation. 1828 Lakewood Road South » full details »

February 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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March 2008

Shernell Sharon Pierre

March 12, 2008. Age 26. Shot and left for dead in a burning car south of 87 Avenue on 170 Street » full details »

Updated March 2012

Baby Doe

March 19, 2008. Newborn. Cause withheld. 6912 130 Avenue » full details »

Updated August 2009

Daniel Raymond McKenzie

March 21, 2008. Age 23. Stabbing. Corner of 82 Street and 124 Avenue » full details »

Updated July 2008

Sean Allan Kier

March 29, 2008. Age 23. Stabbing. 11845 Wayne Gretzky Drive Southbound » full details »

March 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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April 2008

Alan Craig Cumming

April 12, 2008. Age 38. Stabbing. 12130 82 Street » full details »

The Stony Plain Baby

April 16, 2008. Newborn found; cause of death not determined » full details »

Updated October 2008

Hans Alberts

April 16, 2008. Age 77. Stabbing. 15061 Stony Plain Road (Jasper Gates shopping plaza) » full details »

Cory Cockle

April 20, 2008. Age 25. Stabbing. Alley near 40th Avenue and 61st Street » full details »

Near-naked Woman Found Dead

April 23, 2008. Age 39. Non-criminal. Backyard near near 121st Avenue and 122nd Street » full details »

Alex Pinzauti

April 26, 2008. Age 19. Non-criminal. Near 111th Street and University Avenue » full details »

Alex Fred Semenovich

April 29, 2008. Age 77. Cause unknown. Found stuffed in an incinerator near Township Road 514 (Woodbend Road) and Range Road 265 about 10 kilometres west of Edmonton city limits » full details »

April 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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May 2008

Ashley Quintin Charest

May 15, 2008. Age 28. Gunshot. Strip mall near 139th Avenue and 26th Street » full details »

The Lamont Double Murder

May 30, 2008. Thomas Joseph Shaughnessy, 46, and Thomas Robert Howells, 40. Reportedly shot, found near Lamont, 67 kilometres northeast of Edmonton

Updated October 2010

May 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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June 2008

The Strathcona Skeleton

Found June 5, 2008. Age 25 to 50, possibly of Asian or aboriginal descent. Cause of death unknown. Near Township Road 542 and Range Road 225. Later identified as Shannon Maureen Collins » full details »

Man Found Dead Near Downtown

June 12, 2008. Non-criminal. West of 124th Street on Jasper Avenue, immediately above Victoria Park » full details »

Chantel Brittnay Robertson

June 28, 2008. Age 20. Cause not yet determined. 9853 80 Avenue » full details »

June 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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July 2008

Scott Ladouceur

July 2, 2008. Age 24. Gunshot. Near 167th Avenue and 18th Street » full details »

Andrew Rademacher

Found injured June 29, died July 4, 2008. Age 50. Cause withheld. Near 95 Street and 107A Avenue » full details »

Updated February 2009

Kristopher Ryan Kratchmer

July 16, 2008. Age 30. Stabbing. Near Leduc, along Glen Park Road between Range Roads 261 and 262 » full details »

Christopher Byron Lord

July 26, 2008. Age 33. Gunshot. Near 176 Street and 95 Avenue » full details »

Deang Huon

July 30, 2008. Age 30. Strangulation. 10955 106 Street » full details »

July 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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August 2008

Andrew Livingstone O'Brien

August 5, 2008. Age 42. Gunshot. 10741 108 Street » full details »

Terence Dashielle Miller

August 17, 2008. Age 26. Gunshot. 11205 101 Street » full details »

Another Body Found In Strathcona County

August 25, 2008. Age, gender and cause of death unknown. Near Township Road 542 and Range Road 225. Later identified as Alexander Xavier Smith » full details »

Annette Margaret Holywhiteman

Last seen alive August 25th, 2008. Age 40. Cause unknown. Remains found near Westlock, November 2010. Positively identified in March 2012 » full details »

Updated April 2012

Mohamed Ali Ibrahim

August 30, 2008. Age 24. Gunshot. River Cree Resort and Casino » full details »

Updated January 2011

August 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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September 2008

Sharmarke Mohamed Warsame

September 1, 2008. Age 39. Blunt force trauma. Near Brooks, Alberta » full details »

Fabian Nick DeLorme

Beaten September 5, 2008, dies two days later. Age 44. Cause unknown. 10528 98 Street » full details »

Updated March 2009

Abdullah Ali Hussein

September 7, 2008. Age 21. Gunshot. Calgary » full details »

Nasir Mohamad Said

September 16, 2008. Age 22. Gunshot. Behind Balwin school, 132 Avenue west of 70 Street » full details »

Sean Stuart Auger (Keseypopamotoa)

September 21, 2008. Age 24. Stabbing. Near 81 Avenue and Gateway Boulevard » full details »

Updated December 2009

Arfan Ul Haq

September 21, 2008. Age 30. Gunshot. 170 Street and Whitemud Drive » full details »

Updated December 2008

David Owen O'Donnell

September 25, 2008. Age 57. Stabbing. 4608 118 Avenue » full details »

Emily Joy Stauffer

September 27, 2008. Age 14. Cause not yet released. Edson, Alberta » full details »

September 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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October 2008

Albert (Paschal) Lafontaine

October 24, 2008. Age 60. Head injuries. 97 Street near 105 Avenue » full details »

Ross Dwayne Firby

October 25, 2008. Age 46. Stabbing. 1178 Hooke Road » full details »

Updated October 2009

Lawrence Nicholas Bosiak

October 26, 2008. Age 77. Gunshot. 3757 139 Avenue » full details »

Trevor Grimolfson

October 29, 2008. Age 38. Excited delirium due to the consequences of multiple drug toxicity. 15347 Stony Plain Road » full details »

Abas Mohamed Abukar

October 31, 2008. Age 21. Gunshot. Near 140 Avenue and 92 Street » full details »

Updated March 2010

Johnny Brian Altinger

October 31. Age 38. Cause unknown. Reported missing October 10th » full details »

Updated September 2009

October 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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November 2008

Alexander Xavier Smith

Remains found August 25, 2008; identified November 7. Age 14. Cause unknown. Near Township Road 542 and Range Road 225 » full details »

Quentin Edward L'Hirondelle

November 8, 2008. Age 22. Stabbing. 10617 107 Street » full details »

Andrew Stephen Frang

November 9, 2008. Age 25. Stabbing. 118 Avenue near 124 Street » full details »

Updated November 2009

Daniel Asarfo-Adjei

November 9, 2008. Age 21. Gunshot. Fort McMurray » full details »

Maia Soukonnik

November 13, 2008. Age 60. Stabbing. 9023 184 Street » full details »

Updated August 2009

Raimon Emillo Jing

November 25, 2008. Age 24. Cause withheld. Near Brooks, Alberta » full details »

Richard Joseph Whitford

November 30, 2008. Age 39. Stabbing. 11505 107 Avenue » full details »


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December 2008

Abdul Kadir Mohamoud

December 2, 2008. Age 23. Gunshot. Grand Trunk Park, near 109 Street and 130 Avenue » full details »

Updated March 2010

Ahmed Mohammed Abdirahman

December 2, 2008. Age 21. Gunshot. Near 89 Street and 149 Avenue » full details »

Updated March 2010

Mitchell Chambers

December 7, 2008. Age 23. Gunshot. Near Lessard Road and 188th Street » full details »

Shannon Maureen Collins

Last seen December 2007. Remains found on June 5, 2008 identified on December 12, 2008. Age 29. Cause withheld. Near Township Road 542 and Range Road 225, south of Sherwood Park » full details »

Seven-year-old Boy

December 21, 2008. Age 7. Stabbing. 14224 25 Street » full details »

Steven Lee Mills

December 31, 2008. Age 18. Stabbing. 51 Avenue, between 106 and 107 Street » full details »

December 2008 Crime Report

Miscellaneous items from the crime desk » full details »


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POLICE LINE: DO NOT CROSS

Victim Name, Age

7-year-old Boy

Ahmed Mohammed Abdirahman, 21

Abas Mohamed Abukar, 21

Hans Alberts, 77

Johnny Brian Altinger, 38

Sean Stuart Auger, 24

Lawrence Nicholas Bosiak, 77

Mitchell Chambers, 23

Ashley Quintin Charest, 28

Cory Cockle, 25

Alan Craig Cumming, 38

Ross Dwayne Firby, 46

Andrew Stephen Frang, 25

Arfan Ul Haq, 30

Deang Huon, 40

Sean Allan Kier, 23

Scott Ladouceur, 24

Westleigh Michael LaFleur, 25

Quentin Edward L'Hirondelle, 22

Randy George Lintner, 46

Christopher Byron Lord, 33

Daniel Raymond McKenzie, 23

Terence Dashielle Miller, 26

James Mills, 46

Steven Lee Mills, 18

Abdul Kadir Mohamoud, 23

Andrew Livingstone O'Brien, 42

David Owen O'Donnell

Beverly Parker, 49

Shernell Sharon Pierre, 26

Troy Ryan Poulin, 20

Chantel Brittnay Robertson, 20

Nasir Mohamad Said, 22

Maia Soukonnik, 60

Richard Joseph Whitford, 39


Case Status

Open and active

Ahmed Mohammed Abdirahman

Abas Mohamed Abukar

Lawrence Nicholas Bosiak

Mitchell Chambers

Ashley Quintin Charest

Cory Cockle

Alan Craig Cumming

Andrew Stephen Frang

Arfan Ul Haq

Sean Allan Kier

Scott Ladouceur

Westleigh Michael LaFleur

Randy George Lintner

Christopher Byron Lord

Terence Dashielle Miller

James Mills

Steven Lee Mills

Abdul Kadir Mohamoud

Andrew Livingstone O'Brien

Troy Ryan Poulin

Nasir Mohamad Said

Richard Joseph Whitford


Charges laid

Hans Alberts

Johnny Brian Altinger

Sean Stuart Auger

Ross Dwayne Firby

Deang Huon

Quentin Edward L'Hirondelle

David Owen O'Donnell

Beverly Parker

Shernell Sharon Pierre

Chantel Brittnay Robertson

Maia Soukonnik


Charges not laid

7-year-old Boy

Daniel Raymond McKenzie


Police involved

Trevor Grimolfson


Persons Charged

Matthew Todd Barrett - Robertson case.

Keshroy Hillary Bristol - Parker case.

Deanna Choponis - Firby case.

Norma Elaine Janvier - O'Donnell case.

Haldane Alexander Jensen-Huot - Alberts case.

Ralph Eugene Pike - Auger case.

Jimmy Billy Crow Shoe - L'Hirondelle case.

Narin Sok - Huon case.

Devon Hugh Saunders - Pierre case

Rostislav Soukonnik - Soukonnik case

Justin Malcolm Sutherland - L'Hirondelle case.

Mark Andrew Twitchell - Altinger case.

Delmy Concepcion Vega-Medrano - Parker case.

Date of Occurence

 #1 - January 13 - Randy George Lintner

 #2 - January 19 - James Mills

 #3 - January 22 - Westleigh Michael LaFleur

 #4 - February 2 - Troy Ryan Poulin

 #5 - February 29 - Beverly Parker

 #6 - March 12 - Shernell Sharon Pierre

 #7 - March 21 - Daniel Raymond McKenzie

 #8 - March 29 - Sean Allan Kier

 #9 - April 12 - Alan Craig Cumming

#10 - April 16 - Hans Alberts

#11 - April 20 - Cory Cockle

#12 - May 15 - Ashley Quintin Charest

#13 - June 28 - Chantel Brittnay Robertson

#14 - July 2 - Scott Ladouceur

#15 - July 26 - Christopher Byron Lord

#16 - July 30 - Deang Huon

#17 - August 5 - Andrew Livingstone O'Brien

#18 - August 17 - Terence Dashielle Miller

#19 - September 16 - Nasir Mohamad Said

#20 - September 21 - Arfan Ul Haq

#21 - September 21 - Sean Stuart Auger

#22 - September 25 - David Owen O'Donnell

#23 - October 25 - Ross Dwayne Firby

#24 - October 26 - Lawrence Nicholas Bosiak

#25 - October 31 - Abas Mohamed Abukar

#26 - October 31 - Johnny Brian Altinger

#27 - November 8 - Quentin L'Hirondelle

#28 - November 9 - Andrew Stephen Frang

#29 - November 13 - Maia Soukonnik

#30 - November 30 - Richard Joseph Whitford

#31 - December 2 - Abdul Kadir Mohamoud

#32 - December 2 - Ahmed Abdirahman

#33 - December 7 - Mitchell Chambers

#34 - December 21 - 7-year-old Boy

#35 - December 31 - Steven Lee Mills


Cause of Death

Blunt force trauma

Randy George Lintner

James Mills


Gunshot

Ahmed Mohammed Abdirahman

Abas Mohamed Abukar

Lawrence Nicholas Bosiak

Mitchell Chambers

Ashley Quintin Charest

Arfan Ul Haq

Scott Ladouceur

Westleigh Michael LaFleur

Christopher Byron Lord

Terence Dashielle Miller

Abdul Kadir Mohamoud

Andrew Livingstone O'Brien

Shernell Sharon Pierre

Nasir Mohamad Said


Stabbing

7-year-old Boy

Hans Alberts

Sean Stuart Auger

Cory Cockle

Alan Craig Cumming

Ross Dwayne Firby

Andrew Stephen Frang

Sean Allan Kier

Quentin Edward L'Hirondelle

Daniel Raymond McKenzie

Steven Lee Mills

David Owen O'Donnell

Troy Ryan Poulin

Maia Soukonnik

Richard Joseph Whitford


Strangulation

Deang Huon

Beverly Parker

Chantel Brittnay Robertson


Cause withheld/pending/unknown

Johnny Brian Altinger


Drug and/or gang related

Ashley Quintin Charest - unconfirmed

Cory Cockle - unconfirmed

Arfan Ul Haq

Sean Allan Kier - unconfirmed

Scott Ladouceur - unconfirmed

Quentin Edward L'Hirondelle - unconfirmed

Randy George Lintner

Christopher Byron Lord

Daniel Raymond McKenzie

Andrew Livingstone O'Brien - suspected

Troy Ryan Poulin - unconfirmed

Nasir Mohamad Said

Richard Joseph Whitford - unconfirmed


Edmonton Area and Related Deaths

Brianna Danielle Torvalson - body found February 21, 2008 - east of Sherwood Park


Alex Fred Semenovich - found stuffed in an incinerator April 29, 2008 - 10 kilometres southwest of Edmonton


The Lamont Double Murder - Thomas Joseph Shaughnessy, 46, and Thomas Robert Howells, 40, found May 30, 2008 near Lamont, 67 kilometres northeast of Edmonton


Shannon Maureen Collins - found June 5, 2008 - south of Sherwood Park


Kristopher Ryan Kratchmer - stabbed July 16, 2008 - near Leduc


Alexander Xavier Smith - remains first found August 25, 2008, near Township Road 542 and Range Road 225, identified as Smith November 7.


Mohamed Ali Ibrahim - shot August 30, 2008 - River Cree Resort and Casino, west of Edmonton


Sharmarke Mohamed Warsame - September 1, 2008. Age 39. Blunt force trauma. Near Brooks, Alberta


Emily Joy Stauffer - found dying September 27, 2008 along walking trail in Edson, Alberta


Abdullah Ali Hussein - September 7, 2008. Age 21. Gunshot. Calgary


Daniel Asarfo-Adjei - November 9, 2008. Age 21. Gunshot. Fort McMurray


Raimon Emillo Jing - November 25, 2008. Age 24. Cause withheld. Near Brooks, Alberta



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Image Gallery

Seven-year-old Boy Ahmed Mohammed Abdirahman Abas Mohamed Abukar Hans Alberts Johnny Brian Altinger Daniel Asarfo-Adjei Sean Stuart Auger Lawrence Nicholas Bosiak Mitchell Chambers
7-Yr-old Abdirahman Abukar Alberts Altinger Asarfo-Adjei Auger Bosiak Chambers

Ashley Quintin Charest Cory Cockle Shannon Maureen Collins Alan Craig Cumming Baby Doe Ross Dwayne Firby Andrew Stephen Frang Trevor Grimolfson Arfan Ul Haq
Charest Cockle Collins Cumming Baby Doe Firby Frang Grimolfson Haq

Annette Margaret Holywhiteman Abdullah Ali Hussein Deang Huon Mohamed Ali Ibrahim Raimon Emillo Jing Sean Allan Kier Kristopher Ryan Kratchmer Scott Ladouceur Westleigh Michael LaFleur
Holywhiteman Hussein Huon Ibrahim Kier Jing Kratchmer Ladouceur LaFleur

The Lamont Double Murder Quentin Edward L'Hirondelle Randy George Lintner Christopher Byron Lord Daniel Raymond McKenzie Terence Dashielle Miller James Mills Steven Lee Mills
Lamont Double Murder L'Hirondelle Lintner Lord McKenzie Miller Mills Mills

Abdul Kadir Mohamoud Andrew Livingstone O'Brien David Owen O'Donnell Beverly Parker Shernell Sharon Pierre Troy Ryan Poulin Andrew Rademacher Chantel Brittnay Robertson Nasir Mohamad Said
Mohamoud O'Brien O'Donnell Parker Pierre Poulin Rademacher Robertson Said

Alex Fred Semenovich Alexander Xavier Smith Maia Soukonnik Emily Joy Stauffer The Stony Plain Baby Brianna Danielle Torvalson Sharmarke Mohamed Warsame Richard Joseph Whitford
Semenovich Smith Soukonnik Stauffer Stony Plain
Baby
Torvalson Warsame Whitford