Update charges laid: Hamilton Homicide #8 – Gerald Lawrence found dead in an apartment on Queenston Road

Hamilton Police and Paramedics attended a residence inside 555 Queenston Road, in response to reports of a medical incident on September 29th at approximately 10:00pm.

The victim who has been identified as Gerald Lawrence, 76, was found deceased with “some type of trauma”  in his 3rd floor apartment at 555 Queenston Road, where he lived alone. Police will not be releasing the cause of death at this time for investigative reasons.

Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk, of the major crime unit, said they believe the incident took place sometime around 2:00pm on September 29th.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Geoff Burbidge by calling 905-546-2288.

Update October 1st
Hamilton Police Service Major Crime Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested 48-year-old Sandro De Oliveira of Hamilton ON September 30th for the murder of Gerry Lawrence. De Oliveira has been charged with second degree murder.

The 2019 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here