He was last seen at his residence in the Bristol Road and Kennedy Road area of Mississauga at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. His parents contacted police on July 10. He is described as South Asian, approximately 6’ tall with straight black hair. It is unknown what he was wearing when he went missing.
He has not gone missing in the past, and his parents and police are becoming concerned for his well-being as this is out of character for him.
On Friday, July 10, the Peel Regional Police Service began an investigation into Shawn Kapadia, 22, missing from Mississauga. On Sunday, July 12, Toronto Police responded to an unrelated call at 118-7 Foundary Avenue, according to a police press release.
Based on the evidence at the address, the investigation led police to a home on O’Reilly’s Road South in Wainfleet, Ontario. With the assistance of the Niagara Regional Police Service, investigators found the missing man’s car, a silver Pontiac G6, at the home.
Investigators believe Kapadia has been murdered, but his body has yet to be located.
Police said information has been received that an older model John Deere backhoe was seen arriving at the home on the weekend of Friday, July 10 and leaving on Sunday, July 12, travelling eastbound on River Road, from Philips Road towards Welland.
On Thursday, July 23, the older-model John Deere backhoe was located in Niagara Falls, Toronto Police announced.
Investigators are still looking for the concrete block that the backhoe was seen carrying on Sunday, July 12. They are appealing to anyone who may have seen the backhoe, in transit from Wainfleet to Niagara Falls, to contact them.
Anyone who may have seen the backhoe, the conrete block, the silver Pontiac, or who has any information, is asked to contact Detective Dave Dickinson at 416-808-7400, extension 77418, or Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.