Hamilton Homicide #12 – 60-year-old Zoran Benasich fatally stabbed on Cannon Street East

Hamilton police responded to the report of an injured man at 440 Cannon Street East, on September 27th at approximately 10:00pm.

Police arrived to find a 60-year-old Zoran Benasich suffering from stab wounds lying next to his vehicle.

Witnesses at the scene pointed out a 36-year-old woman who was responsible for the stabbing. The suspect was identified as Melena Pheasant, police said she will be charged with second-degree murder. Police said the victim and the accused knew each other, but investigators are working to determine their exact relationship.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Richard Wouters by calling 905-546-4921.

The 2020 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here.