Waterloo regional police responded to the area of Paulander Drive in Kitchener on the report of an injured male at approximately 4:30am on September 24th.
Police arrived to find a man deceased near a trail in the area. The cause of death has not been released, however, police said the manner of death is a homicide.
Investigators have not been able to identify the victim, and are seeking the public’s assistance. The victim has been described as male, Black, between 18-22 years of age, with short black hair, wearing a grey Nike zip-up hoodie and grey track pants.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8191. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Update September 25th
The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Joshua Bennett from Etobicoke. Bennett was a local college student. Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area of Paulander Drive and may have seen Joshua, to contact the Major Crime Unit tip-line by calling 519-570-9777 ext. 8191.