Police released security video of a man and woman alleged to have murdered a 32-year-old man who went missing on the evening of June 9.
Clyde Marshall, 36, and Sabrina Chouart, 27, are now wanted for the first-degree murder of Sina Parsi and believed to be on the run.
Security camera footage released by police showed Marshall and Chouart leaving their apartment at 230 Woolner Ave. at approximately 4 a.m. on June 10, along with a large dog. The dog was found abandoned in the area of Dundas St. W. and Islington Ave. Investigators believe the couple have been travelling without the dog since the morning of Saturday, June 13.
Police are asking the public to pay close attention to the video, which is of high quality and clearly shows the faces of the two suspects and the clothing they were wearing.
Police believe Parsi was in the apartment as the two suspects left it.
Parsi’s body was discovered two days later by Toronto Police on Friday, June 12 after consulting with the York Regional Police Service, who were initially investigating Parsi’s disappearance from Vaughan.
“York Regional Police commenced the investigation as a missing person. They did excellent job in tracking the information they had to this apartment and we were checking to see if he was there and unfortunately came across the victim deceased,” said Detective Shawn Mahoney.
Mahoney said there have been sightings of the couple in Northern and Eastern Ontario, neither of which they can verify but they have reason to believe the couple may head to east Gatineau or towards New Brunswick as they have ties to the communities there.
“Traditional methods such as bus and rail service may not be being used, they may be relying on hitchhiking wherever they are going,” said the Homicide investigator.
Police are warning people to not approach the individuals if they see them but to use caution and contact police with their location and a description.
“These offenders are wanted for first-degree murder, it’s a violent offense and all I can say you have to be cautious around these individuals, we don’t want people approaching them or engaging them in any way, we prefer they contact police on their location and an accurate description as they can and let the police handle it from there,” said Mahoney.
“Because there is distinct clothing and the dog itself we are hoping to have them in custody in a short amount of time,” said Mahoney, adding that the couple most likely do not have the financial means to leave the country.
Clyde Marshall, 36, of New Brunswick, is described as white, 6'0", 145 lbs., thin build, brown short hair and has blue eyes. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck and arm.
Sabrina Chouart, 27, of Gatineau, Quebec, is described as white, 5'7", 130 lbs., thin build and has brown hair. They may be in the possession of a large brown dog.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux or Detective Sergeant Michael Patterson 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.