Hamilton police investigate the homicide of Ethan MacCullouch as the city’s first murder of the year

The 2021 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here

Hamilton police responded to a report of a sudden death at 94 MacNab Street on February 1st at approximately 9:00am. According to reports the victim was located deceased by his landlord.

On arrival, 35-year-old Ethan MacCullouch was located deceased in his apartment. Police have not released the cause of death at this time, however, they have stated the manner of death is a homicide and investigators do not believe the victim was murdered in the last 24 hours.

  • MacCullouch had been documenting disturbances in his building on his YouTube channel.

Police said there are no witnesses to this murder and the Major Crime Unit continues to investigate throughout the day.

Anyone with information or video surveillance dating back to Thursday, January 28, 2021 is asked to contact Detective David Brewster at 905-546-4067.

Update February 9th
Hamilton police arrested Malcolm Washington without incident on Monday, February 8th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., in the area of Sherman Avenue North and Wilson Street in Hamilton. Washington has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Ethan MacCullouch. No further information will be released as the case is before the courts.