KAWARTHA LAKES-Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigators are issuing suspect descriptions and photos to generate more information on the murder of a young resident in Omemee two years ago.
At a virtual news conference today, Inspector Tim Tatchell, Commander of OPP City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment and Detective Inspector Chris Josiah – Major Case Manager with the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) – revealed more evidence with a goal of providing resolution to the family of 18-year-old Alexander Tobin.
“Community safety and well-being are everyone’s responsibility. We rely on collaborative action and police mobilizing with citizens to bring information forward to ensure that our communities remain safe places to live, work and visit.” said Inspector Tatchell Commander, OPP City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment
Alex Tobin was shot and killed on February 18, 2020 at an apartment on King Street East in downtown Omemee. Today, police released dashcam video and still photos of two suspects fleeing the building on foot and then departing the area in a motor vehicle on Highway 7.
One suspect is described as a black male with braided hair, of average height. He was wearing a blue, hooded sweatshirt, a ‘Moose Knuckle’ winter coat and black Nike-brand ‘Air Force One’ running shoes. The second suspect is described as a black male, who was wearing a blue, hooded winter jacket. He wore prescription eyeglasses with uniquely-shaped frames.
A second video from March 3, 2020 was released depicting three suspects attending Murison Park in Scarborough in a black Audi sedan according to police. Officers say two suspects are seen on foot transporting and are believed to have discarded evidence connected to Alex’s murder. Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the owner of the black Audi sedan and the persons holding what appears to be a blue winter jacket and a garbage bag.
“My team and I are confident that people from Omemee and the Greater Toronto Area have information that could identify the culprits responsible for the murder of Alex TOBIN and provide resolution to his family, friends and our communities. We encourage them to contact their lawyer and turn themselves in to the nearest OPP detachment or local police agency.” stated Detective inspector Chris Josiah, Major Case Manager, OPP CIB
Earlier this year, investigators released a video that included members of Alex’s family appealing for information. Read more here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2022/02/18/police-release-video-in-hopes-of-finding-out-who-killed-18-year-old-alex-tobin-two-years-ago-today/
A $50,000 reward for information remains in place for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Alex TOBIN’s murder. Police urge anyone with information to call the dedicated tip-line at 1-844-677-5020, their local police service or – to remain anonymous – contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at https://crimestoppers.ca/send-