Unsolved Homicides

Homicide is the most serious offence in Canada and the Hamilton Police Service is dedicated to pursuing all offenders until they are brought to justice. In in an effort to keep the memories of these victims alive and to solve their murders, the Hamilton Police Service is providing information on unsolved homicides.

It is important to remember that all ‘unsolved’ cases remain open until an arrest is made and charges are laid.

At the time of a murder, witnesses are often reluctant to speak to police because they fear retaliation from others. These fears can fade as time passes. If you have any information about the cases below, please call Hamilton Police Service.

2017

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October
2017
On October 16, 2017, at approximately 3:40 a.m., a 911 call was placed by a male from a residence on Barton St E near Lottridge in East Hamilton. The male stated that his girlfriend Nicole Dragisic, 37, had been shot. EMS arrived and transported

2015

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December
2015
At approximately 10:45 p.m., on December 21, 2015, the Hamilton Police Service received 911 calls from two separate males in a residence on Miller Drive in Ancaster. They advised that they were the victims of an apparent home invasion in which their
12
August
2015
On August 12, 2015, at approximately 8:30 p.m. police were dispatched to a shooting at the ‘Jamesville’ housing complex in the neighbourhood between MacNab and James St N. Police received several calls for “shots fired” and a male down. The male
15
February
2015
On February 12, 2015, a family member attended Hamilton Police with concerns as to Hasan’s whereabouts. The last time anyone has seen or heard from Hasan was in the fall of 2006 when a family member dropped her off at the family farm located at 1207

2014

01
January
2014
At about 4:40 a.m., on January 1, 2014, HPS Officers and EMS responded to several 911 calls about a shooting near a residence on Sherman near Barton in Hamilton. About 50 to 60 people had been attending an ‘after hours’ party in a residence and a

2012

06
April
2012
At about 8:15 p.m., on April 6, 2012, the suspect attended an active ‘crack-house’ located on Madison Avenue in central Hamilton. A female came to the door but didn’t recognize the suspect, so he was refused entry. At this juncture, a male came to

2010

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December
2010
On Thursday December 30, 2010, at 10:46 a.m., Hamilton Police Service received a 911 call from a male at a rural address on Indian Trail in Ancaster. The male reported finding his friend, Audrey Gleave, dead at her residence. HPS and EMS/Fire
16
August
2010
On the morning of August 16, 2010, Joseph Melo was discovered deceased inside his business at 1217 Main St. E., Hamilton. Joe operated a commercial pharmacy that distributed to nursing homes and wasn’t open to the public. Joe Melo was a self-made
24
May
2010
On May 24, 2010, at approximately 11:30 a.m., police were dispatched to a reported motor vehicle collision involving an injured person on Craigmiller and Rosslyn Ave in Hamilton. First police on scene discovered a female, later identified as Bonnie

2007

29
December
2007
Profile currently under construction

2004

01
December
2004
On December 2, 2004 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to an apartment at 226 Rebecca Street in Hamilton. Upon entering the apartment they discovered the body of 79-year-old Thelma Clapham. Ms. Clapham died as a result of

2002

02
August
2002
Just before closing time on a Sunday night at 11:00 p.m., on August 2, 2002, a lone male entered the Mr. Sub shop on Concession Street to rob the attendant. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded cash. Unbeknownst to the robber, Ron Crawford

2000

03
December
2000
At about 6:30 a.m., on December 3, 2000, HPS and Fire responded to a house fire at a private residence on Pinewarbler Drive, near Limeridge Mall. The fire was extinguished and a subsequent check of the house found the homeowner, Kathryn Dow, dead in

1995

16
February
1995
Helen Gillings was 19-years-old at the time of her murder and frequented the area of King Street East and Emerald Street North in Hamilton. She was a sex trade worker working in the area and often attended a former bar called the Straw Hat at the