Hamilton Police investigate city's first homicide of 2021


Hamilton Police have confirmed that they are investigating the city's first homicide of 2021.

In a news release, police said that on Monday (Feb. 1), at approximately 9:00 a.m., they responded to a sudden death incident at 94 MacNab Street.

Upon arrival, police say an unidentified 35-year-old man was located deceased in his apartment.

The nature of his death was immediately suspicious to officers and the Major Crime Unit was contacted to investigate.

Hamilton Police Forensics Services attended the address and processed the scene and it was confirmed that the man was a victim of homicide.

Detectives remain on scene and a post-mortem was scheduled for earlier Tuesday morning. The man's cause of death is not being released at this time, police said.

Currently, there are no witnesses and the Major Crime Unit continues to investigate. Officers will be in the area canvassing for video.

Investigators are asking the public for their assistance in locating any video surveillance dating back to last Thursday (Jan. 28) as they do not believe the man was murdered in the last 24 hours.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective David Brewster at 905-546-4067.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online.

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