TORONTO Police homicide investigators are asking for help from the public to find out how and why a 22-year-old man was killed in an east-end park.
Homicide Detective Sergeant Mike Carbone said Nitiyand “Gary” Singh was found dead in McCowan Park on Monday, May 25.
Carbone did not disclose the cause of death but said an edged weapon was used.
He said 43 Division officers had begun a missing person investigation after Singh’s family called police.
“They reported it was unusual for him not to make contact with his family,” Carbone said, noting Singh last made contact with a friend on Friday, May 22, at 1 a.m., by text message.
He said Singh, known as Gary to many, was known to frequent a strip plaza at 1347 Danforth Road.
“Anyone who had any contact with Mr. Singh, or observed him at around 1 a.m. on Friday, May 22 is being asked to contact police,” said Carbone.
He said Singh has a child and has family roots in the area he was found. He was unemployed at the time of his death.
“He was known to police but it’s not something that concerns me,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 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.
(Toronto Police report)