Friday, July 19, 2019

Foul play confirmed in Vancouver Island man’s death

VICTORIA - Foul play was involved in the death of a Metchosin man and the crime was likely an isolated incident, West Shore RCMP say. (The Province)

MS 13 members hacked up victim, cut his heart out

LOS ANGELES - More than 20 MS-13 gangsters and associates have been indicted on federal charges of racketeering and murder for allegedly taking part in a violent Southern California crime spree that an indictment unsealed this week says included the slaying of one victim who was dismembered and had his heart cut out. (CNN)

Founder of African American museum found dead in car trunk

BATON ROUGE - The 75-year-old founder of an African American history museum in Louisiana was found dead in the trunk of a car in what police are calling a “heinous act.” (New York Post)

Missing 22-yr-old found dead in field east of Edmonton, ruled homicide

EDMONTON - The body of Kevin William Sim was found in a field Wednesday morning near the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 21 in Strathcona County. An autopsy was completed and his death has since been ruled a homicide, RCMP said in a news release Friday. (Edmonton Journal)

Vampire sex cult leader allegedly cut Tinder date into 14 pieces

Sydney Loofe was looking for love. Instead, she found the Grim Reaper. The 24-year-old Nebraska woman’s body parts were discovered stuffed into garbage bags southwest of Omaha in December, 2017. (Toronto Sun)

Edmonton man charged in 2017 killing of six-month-old baby

A 25-year-old Edmonton man has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2017 death of his six-month-old boy, police announced Wednesday. (Edmonton Journal)

Killer of Surrey gangster pleads guilty to manslaughter

VANCOUVER - A man who shot to death a well-known gangster in broad daylight two years ago has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and been sentenced to just under 11 years in prison. (Vancouver Sun)

Body of Mackenzie Lueck discovered in Logan Canyon

SALT LAKE CITY - The body of MacKenzie Lueck, the University of Utah student who was killed sometime after she flew back to Salt Lake City on June 17, has been found. (Salt Lake Tribune)

Vancouver drug smuggler found slain in Columbia

A major Vancouver drug importer with international connections was found stabbed and burned in Colombia a day after flying into the country last month. (Vancouver Sun)

Weekend body count rises as man killed in nightclub shooting

TORONTO - The long weekend just got a lot longer for homicide cops. Toronto’s body count continues to climb as another murder victim was added to the running tally, now standing at 32 for the year with a shooting death early Sunday at Orchid Nightclub. (Toronto Sun)