Grant Edward Norton, the alleged business partner of slain Hamilton mob boss Pat Musitano, found murdered in London Ontario

London police said Grant Edward Norton, 59,  was reported missing to the Waterloo Regional Police Service by a family member on July 12th (two days after Pat Musitano was shot to death in Burlington).

Investigators confirmed that Norton’s last sighting was in the city of London and during a search in the area of Ada Street near Jacqueline Street, they located remains. Police said at the time of the discovery it was not possible to confirm whether they were human without a forensic autopsy. Autopsy results confirmed the remains to be Grant Edward Norton, and the manner of death to be a homicide. The cause of death will not be released at this time.

A forensic examination are underway at  20 Adelaide Street South. Police ask anyone having witnessed suspicious activity at or near that address in the past two weeks is asked to contact the London Police Service at 519-661-5674. 

The 2020 London Ontario Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update June 18th
On June 17th, 2021, 29-year-old London man, identified as Wesley Joseph Peters, had been arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence in relation to Norton’s death.
London police said Ashley Morgan Bourget, 36, of London is facing one count of first-degree murder, while Adam Alexander Wade, 36, of London, faces one count of manslaughter. Wade is in custody for an unrelated matter, and has been charged by way of warrant application.
Police continue to search for two others, identified as 24-year-old Zaida Amelia Collin and 50-year-old Joseph William Hodgkin, of London.

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