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No reason to believe grisly deaths related: OPP

August 9, 2018   ·   0 Comments

Written By SCOTT TAYLOR

Caledon OPP are investigating a homicide after an autopsy was performed on the body of 54-year-old Giuseppe (Joe) Colavita, who was found deceased at a residential property located on Humber Station Road on July 31 at about 9:45 a.m.

Members with the Caledon OPP Major Crime Unit are investigating the circumstances that led to the male’s death under the direction of OPP Det.-Insp. Pete Liptrott of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

As of Wednesday, Humber Station Road remained closed between Healey Road and Mayfield Road while the police investigation continued.

Police are not disclosing how Colavita died or why they’ve ruled his death as a homicide.

They are requesting assistance from the public with regards to this investigation. Any person with information regarding this investigation should immediately contact the Caledon OPP TIPS line at: 1-844-677-9400 or email information to OPP.Caledon.Tips@opp.ca.   

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS). You can also submit information online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. Being anonymous, you will not be required to testify in court and information you provide may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Meanwhile, Caledon OPP officers are investigating a grisly vehicle fire that took place in the early morning hours of Aug. 5 in the Town of Caledon.

At approximately 3:45 a.m., Caledon Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire on McLaughlin Road North near Mayfield Road in the Town of Caledon. Fire crews extinguished the vehicle fire and discovered human remains inside the vehicle.

The human remains and vehicle have been removed from the scene to the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto.

The fire was not the result of a collision, police say, nor have they confirmed if the body was that of a man or woman.

The investigation into this incident is being conducted by members of the Caledon and Central Region Crime Unit, and OPP Forensic Identification Services under the direction of Det.-Insp. Martin Graham of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Earlier last week in an incident police are not yet saying was related, Dufferin OPP were called in relation to a car fire north of Orangeville that also included human remains. It hasn’t been determined yet if the two cases are related to the Bolton homicide in any way.

Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the fire to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can also submit your information online at www.p3tips.com .

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

         

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