Hamilton police release suspect description in stabbing homicide investigation
TORONTO — Police have released a description of a suspect wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old Hamilton man on Sunday, and are appealing to the public for information.
Hamilton police responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence at 86 Birge St. at about 2:40 p.m. on Sunday and discovered a 31-year-old man suffering from a serious injury.
Emergency crews treated the victim at the scene and transported him to hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Investigators conducted interviews and canvassed the neighbourhood for more information as they awaited a search warrant.
On Tuesday, police identified the victim as Richard Crowder, 31, of Hamilton and forensic investigators began collecting evidence inside the home.
On Thursday, police said they had interviewed all tenants inside 86 Birge St. and are now looking for a non-resident who is believed to be involved in the Crowder’s death.
The man is described as Aboriginal, or having a tanned complexion, in his 30’s, standing 5’9″ to 5’10” with a slim build and short dark hair.
Police said he arrived at the residence on a bicycle which he later fled the scene on after the alleged incident.
Hamilton police are also working with a Niagara Regional police bloodstain pattern analysis expert as part of the investigation.
Police said forensic investigators had concluded their processing of the scene of Crowder’s death on Thursday.
The investigation continues and the family of Crowder has requested privacy with regard to the his death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Angela Abrams by phone at 905-546-4129. To remain anonymous you can also provide information to Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 or submit tips and information online at http://crimestoppershamilton.com.
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