Despite hundreds of tips in the last week, police are still on the hunt for a man and woman wanted in a homicide investigation.
Sina Parsi, 32, of Kleinburg, was last seen on June 9, at about 11.20 p.m., in the Teston Road and Highway 400 area. He was driving a black Dodge Ram pick-up.
The roofing contractor’s body was found three days later in an eighth-floor apartment unit in the Jane Street and St. Clair Avenue West area. Clyde Marshall, 36, and Sabrina Chouart, 27, who lived in the apartment for two years, have been identified as suspects.
Detective Sergeant Michael Patterson said Homicide investigators are following up on the tips.
“At this point, none have amounted to a confirmation of their whereabouts,” he said at a news conference at police headquarters on June 22, where security camera footage of the couple with Parsi was released.
Patterson said Marshall has a long history of violence, in and out of custody, and should be considered armed and dangerous.
“Clyde is not afraid of authority and has used violence against officers in the past,” he said. “He is known to carry a knife at all times and will use it if confronted… I am asking anyone, including our policing partners, to use caution. As an officer, I would not stop these two without the appropriate back-up and, as a citizen, I would ask you call for immediate police attendance.”
Patterson believes the suspects are still travelling together.
“Based on their habits, I don’t believe he would let her too far from him,” he said.
As a result, Patterson has issued a warning to the public to refrain from picking up hitchhikers.
“It’s a dangerous practice, especially with these two on the loose,” he said. “I am asking that any suspicious activity, such as thefts from backyard sheds, trailers, cottages etc., be reported to police. If these two are on the loose, they will be out of money and they will need food and water. If a theft or break-and-enter occur near you, or on your property, and you have video surveillance, please make your local police aware of it as it may contain images that will be helpful to us.”
The Toronto Police Homicide officer is encouraging the suspects to get a lawyer.
“There is only one way to end this and that’s by turning yourself in,” he said. “Get a lawyer, take their advice and come speak with me. I will listen to you.”
Marshall is described as white, 6'0", 145 lbs., thin build, brown short hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck and arm.
Chouart is described as white, 5'7", 130 lbs., thin build and has brown hair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux at 416-808-7400 ext. 7-7387 or Patterson at 416-808-7400 ext. 7394. They can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.