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‘Dangerous’ suspect wanted on Canada-wide murder warrant in Windsor kidnapping, stabbing

Daniel Shaw, 38, is still wanted on a national first-degree murder warrant and police say he is considered "dangerous" and should not be approached. Windsor Police Service / Handout

Police have arrested two of three suspects wanted on Canada-wide first-degree murder warrants in connection with the violent death of a 26-year-old man in Windsor, Ont., who was found “severely beaten,” tied up and stabbed multiple times.

Windsor police responded to a report of an assault at an apartment complex on Mill Street near Wyandotte Street West around 6 a.m. Oct. 19.

Officers entered a unit and found a man “severely beaten” with his hands bound, suffering from multiple stab wounds and cuts on his body.

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On Oct. 27, more than a week after he was admitted to hospital, the unnamed man died from his injuries. Police then upgraded the case to a homicide investigation.

Const. Andrew Drouillard told Global News Oct. 28 that investigators had “never been able to speak to the victim” due to the severity of his injuries.

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But police spoke with a 67-year-old male witness who resided in the apartment where the victim was found and arrested him after determining he had “played a role in the assault.”

Walter Smith, 67, of Windsor was charged with forcible confinement and first-degree murder.

Canada-wide arrest warrants were then issued for three additional suspects who police warned the public not to approach, but to instead call 911 with information.

Dustin Schuh, 26, Daniel Shaw, 38, and Melissa Luyten, 32, all from Windsor, were wanted for kidnapping, forcible confinement and first-degree murder.

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Schuh and Luyten were arrested and charged with help from the Ontario Provincial Police Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement unit in London, Ont., Friday, but Drouillard said Monday Shaw is still at large, considered “dangerous” and may be residing in the Windsor area.

Drouillard said last month “everybody in involved” in the investigation was “known to police” — including the deceased.

He added Schuh, Shaw and Luyten were identified as suspects after investigators pieced together the timeline of what occurred and concluded the victim was targeted in the attack.

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Police said the same victim was also targeted in a stabbing near Glengarry Avenue and Wyandotte Street East around 2:30 a.m Sept. 29.

The unnamed victim was treated in hospital for multiple stab wounds and later released but “wasn’t cooperative with that investigation.”

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Investigators then determined he was lured to the rear parking lot of a Tim Hortons at 2854 Howard Ave. on Oct. 18, between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., when a fight broke out with several male and female suspects.

Homicide detectives believed the victim was abducted and forced into a red vehicle by Schuh, Luyten and Shaw, before he was found the following morning in the Mill Street apartment with serious injuries. He was transported to hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Major Crime Branch at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).

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