May 2, 2017 12:37 pm
Updated: May 2, 2017 2:43 pm

Gas-station homicide victim stabbed in the neck: Hamilton police

Hamilton police are investigating the homicide of a Mississauga man.

File / Hamilton Police Service

Hamilton police have released the name of the man who died after being found covered in blood at a mountain-area gas station.

Homicide detectives say Hayder Qasim-Rushdi, 33, was found at the Pioneer Gas station on Upper Centennial Parkway early Friday morning with a stab wound to his neck.

He died in hospital on Sunday afternoon.

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Investigators say the Mississauga man was not known to police.

Police have seized the video surveillance recording from the gas station and say the car Qasim-Rushdi was driving is registered to a relative.

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Detectives are still trying to find out why he was in Hamilton.

Police say there is no immediate concern for public safety at this time.

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