Police asking Toronto’s gay community for help in Bradford homicide case

Police say a person who was discovered lifeless in Bradford final month was a member of Toronto’s gay community and are interesting to the general public for any data to help clear up his homicide.

Mojtaba Shabani’s stays have been discovered in a barrel by kayakers in the Bradford Canal, in the world of Canal and Simcoe Roads, on April 15.

On Thursday, police introduced that the 37-year-old had ties to Toronto’s LGBTQ2S+ community and frequented the areas of Keele and Finch and Church and Wellesley.

“…We are interesting to these members of that community who might know Mr. Shabani or have any details about his whereabouts or his former whereabouts, his contacts, any of his mates or shut associates, any employers, any data goes to be essential to fixing this case,” Staff Sgt. David Phillips stated at a information convention Thursday afternoon.

After conducting an post-mortem, police have dominated Shabani’s dying as a homicide however haven’t revealed the reason for his dying.

Phillips stated there isn’t any proof to imagine that Shabani was killed due to his sexuality.

“There shouldn’t be (a suggestion) at this level however we’re not turning a blind eye to any chance. Again, it is necessary that members of that community, in the event that they know Mr. Shabani to return ahead, help us out.”

Police additionally launched a brand new picture of Shabani on Thursday which higher resembles what he regarded like earlier than his dying.

Shabani moved from Iran to Canada in 2010 and police stated he appeared to have lived a transient way of life.

Police imagine Shabani might have lived in completely different areas of Ontario, together with in Durham Region and Simcoe County.

Phillips stated that Shabani held a number of labour jobs and “moved from employer to employer at instances.”

“Mr. Shabani has been very quiet in the community. We’ve been struggling to seek out folks that have been acquainted with him. We’re interesting to any worldwide household, informal acquaintances of Mr. Shabani’s. Someone has data on the market that is going to alter this case, it’ll give us some extra data to go on,”

Police beforehand launched the descriptions of three automobiles they stated have been registered to Shabani. They are a 2004 gray Honda Accord with the licence plate ‘CHAW891,’ a 2001 blue Honda Civic with a licence plate ‘BVHR490,’ and a 2003 purple Volkswagen with a licence plate ‘CFPC027.’

Anyone with data is being requested to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

– With information from CTV Barrie


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