Update, Charges Laid: Toronto Homicide #48 – Edwin McGowen dies as a result of injuries sustained in an assault

Toronto police officers responded to an emergency call for service in relation to a medical complaint at 41 Antrim Crescent on September 22nd at approximately 11:05pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Edwin McGowan, 52, of Toronto, suffering from serious injuries that were the result of an assault. Despite life-saving efforts, McGowen was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police have not named any suspects, and the Homicide Squad has taken over the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

On Friday, September 27, 2019, Peter Wight, 42, of Pickering, was arrested. He has been charged with:

1) Second-Degree Murder

Update: October 15th
On October 13 2019, O’Neil Thompson, 35, of Pickering, was arrested by police. He has been charged with:

1) Second Degree Murder

The 2019 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update on Toronto 2016 Homicide 68: Faysal Mohamed Hees

Toronto Police responded to a medical call at 2067 Islington ave on December 19th at around 9am. Police arrived to find a man in medical distress, suffering from life threatening injuries.

Police first had the death listed as suspicious, and at around 7pm the Toronto Homicide Squad took over.

The name of the victim and the cause of death has not been released at this time.

Update December 21

The victim has been identified as Faysal Mohamed Hees 26.

The Toronto Homicide Victim List, and links to their stories is available here.


On Friday, April 26, 2019, Adil Zeno, 21, of Toronto was arrested. He is charged with First Degree Murder.

On April 27, 2019, Monique Ibrahim, also known as Rose Carter, 24, of Toronto, turned herself in to police and was arrested. She is charged with First Degree Murder.

Mohamud Duale, 27, and Ahmed Abdi Siyad, 26, of Toronto are both facing charges of Accessory after the Fact for Murder