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Toronto:  More than 25 days after the chilling murder of an Indo-Canadian youth here, police are yet to recover the body. Fall in crime

Police suspect that the body might have been encased in a concrete slab and dumped or buried on some rural property in Niagara region of southern Ontario.

Shawn Kapadia, a 22-year-old Indo-Canadian youth from Mississauga on the outskirts of Toronto, disappeared from his home on July 5. His family reported his disappearance to the police on July 10.

Police suspect Kapadia was murdered in a Toronto townhouse which he frequented and his body was then taken to Niagara region in an old John Deere backhoe.

The backhoe was found near Niagara Falls on July 23.

The search of the Toronto townhouse led police to a rural home at Wainfleet near Niagara Falls where Kapadia’s car, a silver Pontiac G6, was found.

Investigations have revealed that the John Deere backhoe was seen coming to the Wainfleet home on July 10 and leaving with a large concrete slab in its front bucket on July 12.

But police have not found the concrete block in the recovered backhoe and suspect that the concrete slab with Kapadia’s body encased in it might have been dumped or buried on some property.

Police have asked people with properties in Welland, Wainfleet, and Niagara Falls to carefully watch for any fresh digging or fresh concrete dumped on their properties.

(IANS)

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Upgrade of murder charge of the white nationalist, James Alex Fields Jr. in Virginia car killing

James Alex Field Jr. murder charge has been upgraded from second degree to first degree who has been accused of killing a 32 year old woman in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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FILE - A photo of Heather Heyer, who was killed during a white nationalist rally, sits on the ground at a memorial the day her life was celebrated at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia.
FILE - A photo of Heather Heyer, who was killed during a white nationalist rally, sits on the ground at a memorial the day her life was celebrated at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • James Allex Fields Jr., the white nationalist who murdered a woman in Virginia.
  • The murder charge has been upgraded for the accused
  • Second-degree murder changed to first-degree murder

US, December 14, 2017: A white nationalist accused of killing a 32-year-old woman when he plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August was charged with first-degree murder Thursday, local media reported.

James Fields Jr., 20, appeared at Charlottesville District Court for a preliminary hearing, during which a previous charge of second-degree murder was changed to first-degree murder, local TV station WSET and others reported from the court.

James Alex Fields Jr., 20, is seen in a mugshot released by Charlottesville, Virginia, police department.
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, is seen in a mugshot released by Charlottesville, Virginia, police department.

Fields would face up to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder, while second-degree murder carries a penalty of five to 40 years in prison, according to the Virginia penal code.

Court officials and the local district attorney were not immediately available for comment.

Ohio-native Fields is suspected of killing Heather Heyer and injuring 19 people.

The incident took place amid clashes between hundreds of white supremacists and counterprotesters. After hours of clashes, a sedan driving at high speed plowed into the crowd before reversing along the same street.

Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia’s flagship campus.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe blamed neo-Nazis for sparking the unrest in the city, where rival groups fought pitched battles using rocks and pepper spray after far-right protesters converged to demonstrate against a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate war hero.

After the rally, Republican President Donald Trump said there were “very fine people” on both sides, drawing condemnation from some Republican leaders and praise from white supremacists. (VOA)

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