Suspect found deceased in homicide investigation

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : January 20, 2020 2:14

Suspect found deceased in homicide investigation

Region of Peel – – Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have confirmed that the suspect wanted in connection to the homicide of Heeral Patel, has been located deceased.

On Monday, January 13, 2020, at 5:49 p.m., Peel Regional Police responded to a naturalized green space in the area of Nexus Avenue and Fogal Road in the City of Brampton for a report that a deceased person had been located. Officers attended and confirmed that a person was deceased and initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. It was determined that the death was suspicious and our Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau took carriage of the investigation.

The deceased was identified as Heeral Patel, a 28 year-old woman from Toronto.

On January 16, 2020, a warrant was issued for 1st Degree Murder, for the arrest of Rakeshbhai Patel, a 36 year-old man from Toronto, who was identified as the suspect in this incident.

On January 17, 2020, Rakeshbhai Patel was located deceased in the City of Toronto. His death is not being pursued as a criminal investigation.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting

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