Author Topic: Shawn Kapadia - July 5, 2015 --missing believed murdered -- Mississauga  (Read 3340 times)


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Murder victim Shawn Kapadia was last seen at his residence in the Bristol Road and Kennedy Road area of Mississauga on July 5.

Toronto police say they believe a missing 23-year-old man has been murdered and his body might be entombed in concrete.

Shawn Kapadia, of Mississauga, Ont., went missing on July 5 and his body has yet to be found.

Their investigation has led them to several locations, first an apartment in Toronto where they believe he was killed and then to a house in Wainfleet, Ont., about 40 kilometres southwest of Niagara Falls, Ont., where they found Kapadia's car several days later.

Det. Dave Dickinson says a John Deere backhoe was seen at the southwestern Ontario home from July 10 to 12 when it left with a large chunk of concrete in its front bucket.

He says they want people in the area to report any freshly dug holes or if they've seen the backhoe.

Dicksonson says the investigation is moving quickly and expects to make an arrest at some point, although he wouldn't elaborate.


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Shawn Kapadia believed to be Toronto's latest homicide victim, although no body found
Detectives, forensics teams have been searching a home in Wainfleet, Ont.
CBC News Posted: Jul 22, 2015 3:26 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 22, 2015 8:04 PM ET

A Toronto homicide detective says police believe a 22-year-old man was slain in a townhouse and his body taken to a rural area 200 kilometres from the city and encased in concrete.

Det. Dave Dickinson said Shawn Kapadia, of Mississauga, was likely killed on July 5 at Unit 118 of a townhouse complex at 7 Foundry Ave., near Davenport Road and Landsdowne Avenue. Dickinson said investigators believe Kapadia's body was then moved from Toronto to a home on O'Reilly's Road South in Wainfleet, Ont., about a two-hour drive from the city.

An older model John Deere backhoe was seen at the Wainfleet home and later observed leaving with a large chunk of concrete in its front bucket. Police said the backhoe was last seen driving on Broadway Avenue in Welland, Ont., on the afternoon of July 12.

"It is likely that this backhoe was borrowed or taken without consent," Dickinson said.

Police haven't been able to locate the concrete slab, and are asking for the public's help in looking for it.

Forensics officers, meanwhile, spent more than 24 hours searching the Wainfleet home.

Dickinson said there have been no arrests in the case so far, though he said the case is progressing quickly.

"I do anticipate them in the future," he said.

Kapadia was reported missing to Peel Regional Police by his parents on July 10. Five days later, police put out a news release about his disappearance.

On the morning of Sunday, July 12, Toronto police were called to the Foundry Avenue townhouse complex regarding a trespasser, which set the investigation into Kapadia's disappearance in motion.

Police found blood inside the townhouse, as well as a footprint beside the door, evidence that's still visible today.

Dickinson said Kapadia is known to police, though wouldn't elaborate on the man's background. He said Kapadia had an association with the Foundry Avenue address.

Few details released

Police launched an investigation at that location, but released few details about what they were looking for at the time, leaving many neighbours concerned.

Dickinson said evidence recovered at that location led them to the Wainfleet home, where Kapadia's Pontiac G6 car was found.

Police are calling Kapadia Toronto's 27th homicide victim.

Anyone with information about the case is being urged to contact police.


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Toronto  Police spent days searching this Wainfleet home last week in relation to homicide #27.


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Re: Shawn Kapadia - July 5, 2015 --missing believed murdered -- Mississauga
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2015, 04:03:06 PM »
So he is probably in cement at the bottom of the canal. How horrific for his family members. Drugs are not worth this kind of treatment and young people ought to learn from others' mistakes.


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Re: Shawn Kapadia - July 5, 2015 --missing believed murdered -- Mississauga
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2016, 11:15:36 AM »
I have viewed pictures of the Welland Canal and the area and it looks to be a busy area with boats coming and going. Some 43 miles long, and not sure of the width ... and if the killer gang took side roads to the area, would they not dump at the closest point of travel where they felt detection was at a minimum? Are there such areas there ... difficult to see on pictures which were taken from above. Would the closest point with minimum detection not be a place to try at least? Would the police not be able to get a hold of side scanners? I don't imagine the driver of the backhoe wanted to run about too long with a slab of concrete.