Update: Toronto Homicide 49 – Man found in a burning vehicle is Scarborough the victim of a homicide

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Toronto police responded to a vehicle fire in the area of  Steeles Avenue East and Gordon Murison Lane on August 14th at approximately 6:00am.

A male victim was located deceased in the vehicle, and police announced on August 17th that investigations revealed his death was a homicide. The victim’s identity and cause of death has not been released at this time.

Anyone with information or anyone in the area that has dash-cam and video surveillance is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Update August 23rd
Toronto police have identified the victim as Johann Persaud, 40, of Toronto. Investigators are appealing for witnesses or anyone in the area that has dash-cam and video surveillance to contact Police at 416-808-7400.

Update August 31st
On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, officers arrested Dennis Singh, 36, of Toronto, and charged him with Second-Degree Murder.

Update September 1st
On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, Justin Sandassie, 36, of Toronto, surrendered to investigators at 42 Division. He was arrested and charged with Second-Degree Murder.