30 year old Whitby man charged with second-degree murder in the disappearance of his mother and grandmother

The 2021 Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.

Durham Regional police attended an address on Scepter Place in Whitby, after a request to check on the wellbeing of two females on October 14th at approximately 2:55 p.m. The women were not located however, Police did locate evidence at the scene which indicates suspicious circumstances surrounding their disappearance.

The missing have been identified as Ava BURTON, age 58 and her mother Tatilda NOBLE, age 85, both of Scepter Place in Whitby, and police say that they are presumed deceased. Police continue to look for any clues that will help them find their remains.

On Friday, October 22, 2021, investigators arrested a 30 year old Whitby man who has been charged with two counts of Second Degree Murder. The suspect is the son and grandson of the missing females. Anyone with new information about these homicides is asked to contact Det. McDermott of the Major Crime Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5411.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Update October 28th
Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were investigating reports of human remains located on The Glen Road in Mariposa Township shortly after 7 p.m., on October 24, 2021. The remains have been identitfied as  Ava BURTON,58, and Tatilda NOBLE, 85 of Scepter Place in Whitby. Autopsy revealed obvious signs of trauma to both victims.