Second suspect surrenders after man arrested in death of Mississauga boy
Peel Regional Police say a second suspect has surrendered, after officers arrested a man in connection with the death of a 14-year-old boy in Mississauga.
Nicholas Mahabir, 20, of Mississauga was arrested Friday evening and charged with second-degree murder.
On Saturday afternoon, police issued a warrant for Nicholas’ brother, 20-year-old Mark Mahabir, in connection with the homicide.
Later on Saturday, police reported, Mark Mahabir surrendered to Peel Regional Police.
Mark Mahabir will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton on Sunday, Dec. 9, answering to the charge of second degree murder.
Earlier on Friday, Peel police were called to the area of Lewisham Drive and Truscott Drive in Mississauga around 8 a.m.
The body of a 14-year-old boy was found by a passerby in a park.
The victim has been identified as Riley Martin, a student at Clarkson Secondary School.
Police said Martin was found with “visible signs of trauma.”
It is believed Martin left his home on Truscott Drive sometime Thursday night.
He was not reported missing and it is unclear why he left his home.
Police believe this is an isolated incident and they are continuing to investigate.
The boy’s death marks Peel region’s 25th homicide of 2018.
Anyone with information or video surveillance is asked to contact police at 905-453-2121 ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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