Man wanted in 14-year-old Oshawa murder arrested at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario


Published February 2, 2024 at 1:55 pm

A man wanted in an Oshawa murder from nearly 14 years ago has been arrested at Pearson Airport and delivered to Durham Region.

Santos Pocasangre, 36 (no fixed address) is wanted in the death of Derrick Brooks, an Oshawa man killed during a home invasion on June 25, 2010. Pocasangre was nabbed when he flew into Pearson from South America Wednesday.

Three other people involved in the murder have already been convicted, including Adam Squires – sentenced to nine years for manslaughter in 2011 – Christopher Dwyer, who also plead guilty to manslaughter, and Chanelle Motschenbacher of Oshawa, who was give nine months in jail as an accessory in 2013.

Brooks, 32 at the time, was killed as he struggled with his attackers during the early morning attack. Another man in the apartment was severely beaten and left with a fractured skull.

Derrick Brooks of Oshawa

A warrant was put out for Pocasangre’s arrest since the homicide and he remained at large until Wednesday when Durham investigators were contacted by members of the Canada Border Services Agency and Peel Regional Police.

Pocasangre has been charged with second degree murder and robbery and was held for a bail hearing.


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Dorego of the Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5319.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at


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