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104200054

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0054
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: VEHICLE FOUND PARKED, WINDOWS DOWN
Location:  Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
File Name: Steaks Never Arrived
Author/Contributor: UCF

Paolo Renda

File Number: 104200054

Montreal, QC, Canada - Renda was born on September 10, 1939, in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy. He immigrated to Canada in 1954 and married Vito Rizzuto's sister Maria on September 5, 1964.

On May 20, 2010, Renda went golfing in the morning and then went to a funeral home owned by his family in Saint-Leonard, Quebec. He told his family he would be picking up steaks for dinner on his way back from a funeral, but he never arrived. Him and his steaks vanished.

After not arriving home by 15:00 ET, Renda's son-in-law decided to search for him by tracing his usual route. He was presumed kidnapped after his car was found with the windows down and keys in the ignition along his route.

The family believes he was killed in retaliation for his role in a 1970s murder of brothers Paolo and Franceso Violi of the Bonanno crime family. Renda's disappearance occurred almost a year after Nicolo Rizzuto's grandson Nicolo was murdered, and six months after his disappearance, Nicolo would be murdered at his home.

Renda was arrested on November 22, 2006, along with dozens of others including Nicolo Rizzuto, Rocco Sollecito, Francesco Arcadi, Lorenzo Giordano and Francesco Del Balso, as part of Project Colisee (the most expensive RCMP investigation, and the largest raid against the Italian Mafia in Canadian history). His family 2013 attempt to have him declared legally dead was denied on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

On September 2, 2018, the courts had reportedly declared Renda dead.

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104200066

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0066
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: STABBED 127 TIMES
Location:  Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
File Name: Cartierville John Doe
Author/Contributor: Ryan A.

John Doe

File Number: 104200066

It was March 1, 1991, when someone who worked at a city dump in Cartierville, a neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec noticed blood on a box wrapped inside of garbage bags. Inside of them was the mutilated, naked body of a white male, who had both of his hands cut off and had been stabbed a total of 127 times, including to his face and genitals, rendering him unrecognizable due to the trauma inflicted. According to the Doe Network, it had snowed recently, but there was a lack of snow on the surface of the box which indicated it hadn't been there long.

Investigators believe that the murder was probably a crime of passion, and haven't ruled out the possibility the killing was a "settling of accounts" by organized crime.

John Doe was aged anywhere between 30-49 years old, stood between 5'2"-5'3" (157-159 cm), weighing 99-117 pounds (45-53 kg), and had brown hair. The man sported a gray mustache, which had been noted as growing in an "odd circular pattern". His teeth were in good health and he had a vaccination scar on his right arm.

If you have any information regarding the identity and/or killer(s) of Cartierville John Doe, please contact the Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Service de police de la ville de Montreal at 514-393-1133.

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104200119

LocID: 04.20.11.20.11.0119
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: BODY FOUND IN AN ALLEY
Location:  Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
File Name: Death of Bad News Brown
Author/Contributor: Floyd B.

Paul Frappier aka Bad News Brown

File Number: 104200119

Montreal, Quebec - Paul Frappier (May 8, 1977 to February 11, 2011), better known by his stage name Bad News Brown (at times, also as BNB and Briz Brown), was a Montreal-based Canadian entertainer, musician, and hip hop MC of Haitian origin. He was well known for pairing the sound of his chief instrument, the harmonica, with hip-hop beats and rhymes.

Frappier started out busking in Montreal, taking his signature sound as a teenager to the streets and subway stations. He later toured and opened for many well-known hip hop acts or as background musician. He also appeared as an impromptu host in Music for a Blue Train, the 2003 documentary about busker musicians in the Montreal Metro subway train system.

Brown's corpse was found in an alley on February 11, 2011. Police said "there was evidence of violence at the scene". His body was found in an industrial area near the Lachine Canal in Montreal. He was reportedly preparing for a show in Quebec City that was to be held a day later. So far, no arrests have been made and the motive for the killing is unknown.

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