Wanted: Police ID ‘dangerous’ suspect in Niagara Falls murder
Published November 6, 2023 at 7:19 pm
Niagara Regional Police have identified a suspect they describe as “dangerous” in the murder of Tenille Olivia Lepp.
Lepp disappeared from Niagara Falls on Oct. 25. She was last seen near Stanley Ave. and McLeod Rd. Her remains were discovered a few days later and confirmed to be Lepp on Nov. 6.
That same day, police announced they had identified a suspect in David Matthew Brown, 46, of no fixed address. He is now wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for second-degree murder. He was last seen in Sudbury on Nov. 4. However, he is known to live a “transient lifestyle” according to police and his current whereabouts are unknown.
Police added he is resourceful in the wilderness and lives off the land. They describe him as a white man standing five-foot-11 and weighing about 170 pounds. He has hazel eyes and tattoos on his left arm of a tribal design, a mermaid, and a flame band on his upper arm.
When last seen he was wearing brown construction overalls, a black sweater with buffalo plaid highlights, and black rubber winter boots. He was also carrying a brown military-style backpack.
Brown is believed to be dangerous and should not be approached if found, police said. Anyone who encounters him should call 911 as soon as safely possible. Anyone with information about Lepp’s death of Brown’s whereabouts can call the dedicated tipline at 1-(289) 248-1058 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.