Police investigate homicide in downtown Hamilton

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Hamilton police Det. Sgt. Steve Berezuik says the city's 14th homicide of 2020 was a stabbing near James Street South and Duke Street – Nov 10, 2020

Hamilton police say the city’s 14th homicide of 2020 was a stabbing incident.

Detectives on scene say officers found the body around 7 a.m. in an area of downtown near James Street South and Duke Street.

Investigators say the man appears to be in his 30s.

“I don’t have a lot of information right now as to what happened,” said Det. Sgt. Steve Berezuik.

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“But obviously we’re investigating as we try to find out what happened to this male. The male has not yet been identified.”

Berezuik went on to say that police are speaking to people from the area for more information but couldn’t confirm that they were eyewitnesses to the incident.

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“I can’t say specifically whether they’re eyewitnesses or not, but there are people that we are speaking to that we’re trying to seek some more information,” Berezuik said.

Detectives say they received a tip about the body through a 911 call and have not recovered any weapons near the scene.

“We’re going to conduct an extensive ground search in the area here for weapons. It’s something that we characteristically do in a situation like this,” said Berezuik.

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Investigators believe the murder happened in the area where the body was found.

Anyone with information can reach out to police at 905-546-3843. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online.

Hamilton police say the city’s 14th homicide of 2020 happened in an area Duke and MacNab Streets in downtown. Lisa Polewski / Global News

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