(THUNDER BAY, ON) – We decided to do some digging in regards to the murder suspects in the death of Justin Duncan, who was the subject of a missing person report for a significant time.

First, let’s update you on the arrests made regarding the death of Justin Duncan, below is the information from the Thunder Bay Police Service.


A lengthy, multi-jurisdiction police investigation into the disappearance of an Ottawa resident has resulted in charges of first-degree murder against four individuals from the Ottawa area.

On November 22, 2016, 23-year-old Justin Duncan of Ottawa was reported missing to Thunder Bay Police Service.

Over the last 22 months, Thunder Bay Police Service has collaborated with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ottawa Police Service to conduct an intensive investigation.


This investigation has been supported by members of Forensics, Criminal Investigations, Intelligence and Tactical units from the Thunder Bay Police Service, the OPP Northwest Region and Criminal Investigations Branch, the Ottawa Police Service and the Anishinabek Police Service.

The Thunder Bay Police Service has been supported by members of the Winnipeg Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Three people have been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder of Justin Duncan:

  • Jonathan Ranger – 35-years-old of Ottawa
  • Noel Perez – 22-years-old of Ottawa
  • Emrah Ahmeti – 22-years-old of Ottawa

John Ranger appeared in court on October 4, 2018, and was remanded into custody, while Noel Perez and Emrah Ahmeti are expected to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on October 5, 2018.

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of Muhamed Alhasi, aged 28 years of Ottawa, who is also charged with First Degree Murder.

Although charges have been laid, the Thunder Bay Police Service is continuing this investigation and is seeking information as to the location of Justin Duncan’s remains.

Below is the article from our colleagues at the Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition regarding Johnathan Ranger, Noel Perez, and Emrah Ahmeti, who are all murder suspects in the death of Justin Duncan.

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, a 22-year-old Noel Perez appeared for sentencing before Judge DiGiuseppe. Perez is represented by local lawyer Karen Scullion. Crown is Rob Kozak. Perez is about 5’8” tall and very skinny with straight black hair tied back in a man-bun. He’s wearing several gold chains.

Admitted facts before the court are that on January 1, 2017, a resident of 375 Prescott Crescent called police because an Ottawa drug gang had set up shop in his basement and another drug gang came by to do a “drug rip” (stealing the other gang’s drugs). There were gunshots fired in the home and the resident was scared.

Thunder Bay Police put the home under surveillance. Just after 10 pm, a vehicle left the residence and went to A&W on MemorialAve for food. While in the drive-thru, Thunder Bay Police Service conducted a high risk takedown of the vehicle. Perez had a loaded .22 revolver in his waistband.
Perez has plead guilty to first four counts. The remainder are withdrawn by the Crown.


Court hears Perez is 4 credits shy of a high school diploma and wants to own a paintball company some day. His parents are Cuban immigrants who’ve been here 12 years. Perez has been on bail since last year. But he’s getting sentenced by Judge DiGiuseppe to TWO YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON PLUS TWO YEARS PROBATION. (He’ll be out in 16 months at the most). It’s part of a joint submission. One of his probation conditions is that he is prohibited from entering the District of Thunder Bay. He also has a DNA order and 10-year weapon ban. Judge DiGiuseppe tells him this could easily have been a 3-5 year sentence but his youth and early guilty plea are mitigating factors. Perez hugs his girlfriend who is crying and gives her his cell phone and gold chains. He’s handcuffed and going to prison.


Next up is Emrah Ahmeti. He is represented by Christopher Watkins. He’s about 5’5”tall, average build, wearing rugby style pants and white t-shirt He has short dark hair, a very patchy beard and he squints a lot. Ahmeti was in the car with Perez. He had a loaded 9mm handgun with 10 rounds in it on him. He also had 4 grams of crack cocaine and 990$ on him. The court hears that Ahmeti is also from an immigrant family. He was a high school sports star who injured his knee and got involved with the wrong people. His lawyer suggests the gun was for his protection from other gang members.

Judge DiGiuseppe tells Ahmeti that he could have left Thunder Bay at any time if he was so worried about his safety. He tells him “These drug gangs are a scourge in our community, their own community and across our country. The sooner they are wiped out, the better”.

Ahmeti is getting sentenced to TWENTY TWO MONTHS IN JAIL PLUS TWO YEARS PROBATION as a result of joint submission. He gets the same conditions as Perez. Ahmeti was in custody for 60 days because his bail surety revoked in December. He came to Thunder Bay and turned himself in.


Firearms and cash are forfeited to the Crown.

Neither man had a criminal record prior to this.

A second vehicle containing three females and a male was stopped about 15 minutes later on High Street at Oliver Road on January 1, 2017 after the Memorial Ave takedown. A loaded handgun was located in this vehicle along with a large quantity of cash and marijuana, cocaine and oxycodone.

A search warrant was executed just before 11:00 p.m. on 375 Prescott Crescent. Once the residence was secured by the Emergency Tactical Unit, Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Branch and the Forensic Unit located two shotguns and a handgun in the residence.

Two of the firearms have been confirmed to have been previously reported as stolen.

Jonathan Ranger – 33 years old from Ottawa, Ontario (pictured)

  • 12x Weapons Offences
  • 2x Drug Trafficking Offences
  • Drug Possession (Marihuana)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Breach of Probation

Nadine Sainnawap – 24 years old from Thunder Bay, Ontario

  • 6x Weapons Offences
  • 2x Drug Possession Offences
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

Jonathan Ranger is currently wanted in Ottawa as a murder suspect. Ranger has a criminal record. He was charged after a guns and gangs raid in Vanier in 2012. A warrant turned up a 9-mm handgun, cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana.


Ranger was also convicted of kidnapping and extortion after he and two others jumped a man in a stairwell in 2008, duct-taped his ankles and loaded him into a Cadillac. The man was beaten and robbed and Ranger was sent to jail.


Ranger was also charged with fraud in 2006 for allegedly skimming credit cards at a gas station. He was convicted of assault in 2012 and has recent convictions for drug charges and dangerous driving in 2015.


It is clear they are gang members with a history of kidnapping and murder charges.

Justin Duncan was the victim of a gang-related shooting.

Noel Perez, from Ottawa appears in this CTV article we located.

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has laid charges in connection to a swarming.

On November 21, 2013, a lone male was skateboarding along a pathway near Valin St. in Orleans when he was approached by two male suspects. The males, one armed with an imitation hand gun. The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has laid charges in connection to a swarming. One grabbed the victim and made a demand for his phone. The males fled with the victim’s phone and backpack.

The victim gave chase and was assisted by another passerby in apprehending one of the suspects. The second suspect then came to his associate’s assistance and pointed the gun at the victim. The two suspects then fled again. One suspect then ran into a vehicle and was apprehended a second time and held for Police. The second suspect, the one armed with the imitation handgun, fled but returned a short time later and turned himself in to officers at the scene. There were no injuries.

Noel PEREZ, age 18, of Ottawa, is charged with robbery, possession of a weapon, use imitation firearm, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats.

Nathan PITT, age 19 of Ottawa, is charged with robbery, possession of a weapon, use imitation firearm, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and assault.

Both suspects were released and appear in court on December 12, 2013.



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