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Media Release

Release Date: October 18th, 2019 - 11:03am

Originator: Detective, Darren Kellerman, Homicide Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 8769

Contact: Detective, Darren Kellerman, Homicide Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 8769

Location: Oakville

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UPDATE: Charges Laid in Oakville Homicide

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has arrested a suspect and laid charges in relation to the homicide of Edmund Ferrari (91) of Oakville on Saturday August 24, 2019.

Charged: Dazel Henry (23) of Brampton

  • 1st Degree Murder

Henry is currently in custody and appeared in court in Milton today. His next court date is scheduled for October 24. 

Henry was identified after an exhaustive investigation lead by the HRPS Homicide Unit. This investigation was supported by many units within the HRPS and with assistance from the Toronto Police Service and Durham Regional Police Service.

The Service has applied all available resources to investigate the senseless and tragic death of Mr. Ferrari. The identification of a suspect would not have been possible without the support of area residents and local businesses who provided tips and video which aided investigators. The HRPS would like to thank the community for its support.

Attached to this media release is a photo of the deceased, Edmund Ferrari. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

***PREVIOUS RELEASE***

Results of a post-mortem examination of deceased Edmund Ferrari (91) of Oakville confirm t hat this incident was a homicide.

This investigation is ongoing. We continue to urge anyone with information about the incident that occurred on Saturday, August 24, 2019 to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

*** SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION – APPEAL FOR DASH CAM VIDEO***

Further to our media releases of August 24 and August 25, 2019, investigators are appealing to members of the public for dash cam video that may assist with the investigation into the suspicious death of an elderly male in Oakville.

A male was observed leaving the area of Allan St. and Church St. in a newer-model, 4-door, black Volkswagen Golf leaving the area of Allan Street and Church Street shortly before the discovery of the deceased. That video, as well as two stills, is attached here.

Anyone with dash cam video from Allan St., Church St., Lakeshore Rd. E., Randall St., Reynolds St., Douglas Ave., and/or the general downtown Oakville area between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019, is asked to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776 at the earliest opportunity.

"Dash cam footage from downtown Oakville on the afternoon of Saturday, August 24 will assist the Halton Regional Police Service in piecing together what led to the tragic death of 91 y.o. Edmund Ferrari. Even if you think the dash cam video you have might not be of assistance to us, we urge you to bring it forward to our team so we can review it." – Detective Darren Kellerman, Homicide Unit

Investigators have still not identified or spoken with a male who was observed leaving the area in that Volkswagen Golf. He is described as:

  • Male, black
  • 30-40 years old
  • tall (>6' in height)
  • Average build
  • Shoulder-length hair
  • Wearing a black long-sleeve hoodie, black pants, possibly with a reflective/fluorescent stripe

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

*** UPDATE: SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION ***

Further to our media release of Saturday, August 24, 2019, the deceased has been identified as Edmund Ferrari (91) of Oakville.

As a result of investigation, the Halton Regional Police Service has obtained video that shows the newer-model, 4-door, black Volkswagen Golf leaving the area of Allan Street and Church Street shortly before the discovery of the deceased. That video, as well as two stills, is attached here.

We would still like to speak with the male who was observed leaving the area in that Volkswagen Golf. He is described as:

  • Male, black
  • 30-40 years old
  • tall (>6' in height)
  • Average build
  • Shoulder-length hair
  • Wearing a black long-sleeve hoodie, black pants, possibly with a reflective/fluorescent stripe

We are appealing to members of the public who may have information about that Volkswagen Golf, or about the male who arrived in that area and left that area in that vehicle to contact our Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776.

Anyone with information about this incident, security camera footage, surveillance footage, or dash cam video from Allan St., Church St., Lakeshore Rd. E., Randall St., Reynolds St., Douglas Ave., and/or the general downtown Oakville area between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019, is asked to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776 at the earliest opportunity.

A post-mortem is scheduled for Monday, August 26, 2019. No further updates will be available for media until after the results of the post-mortem have been received.

*** PREVIOUS RELEASE ***

At approximately 4:40 p.m. on August 24, 2019, the Halton Regional Police Service received a call regarding an elderly male lying on the sidewalk near Allan Street and Church Street in Oakville.

On arrival, police, fire and paramedics located a 91 y.o. male with obvious injuries to his chest. In spite of lifesaving efforts, the male succumbed to his injuries.

Due to the nature of the victim's injuries, the Halton Regional Police Service is treating this as a suspicious death, and the Homicide Unit is investigating.

Investigators would like to speak with a male who was seen leaving the area at the time of the incident who may be a witness. He is described as:

  • Male, black
  • 30-40 years old
  • Average build
  • Shoulder-length hair
  • Wearing a black hoodie, black pants, possibly with a reflective stripe

He was seen leaving the area in a newer model, black, 4-door Volkswagen Golf, driving southbound on Allan Street and then westbound on Lakeshore Rd.

Anyone with information about this incident, security camera footage, surveillance footage, or dash cam video from Allan Street, Church Street, Lakeshore Rd. E., Randall St., Reynolds St., Douglas Ave., and/or the general downtown Oakville area between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019, is asked to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776 at the earliest opportunity.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.