Murder charge laid in death of Toronto filmmaker

The Toronto Police Services emblem is photographed during a press conference at TPS headquarters, in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Toronto police have announced further charges have been laid in the suspicious death of a Toronto man that happened earlier this year.

The victim, 53-year-old Reeyaz Habib, was found dead in the compactor of a townhouse complex in Liberty Village in June, officers said.

Habib, a local filmmaker, had been reported missing to police one day before his body was discovered in the East Liberty Street and Strachan Avenue area.

A 33-year-old man from Toronto was originally charged by police with indignity to a human body and obstruction of justice.

As of Saturday, the man is also facing a second-degree murder charge in connection with the crime, police said.

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