Waterloo Regional Police identify the victim in Kitchener’s latest homicide

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. 

Joshua Bennett