The prime suspect in the 2015 stabbing death of a 56-year-old man is believed to be hiding in Jamaica, and Toronto police are appealing to members of the public for information that helps them make an arrest in the case.
In a video released early Tuesday, Homicide Det. Shannon Dawson asked for information that will lead investigators to Dalvin Lewis, now 49 years of age. Police believe Lewis is hiding out in Jamaica, Dawson said, noting he has "strong ties" to the Montego Bay area.
Investigators identified Lewis as their suspect in the death of Bevis Larmond, who was stabbed while on the way to a store on the afternoon of Sept. 12, 2015. He had been socializing with friends before riding off on his bicycle, Dawson said, and was found in medical distress near an apartment building at 4062 Lawrence Avenue East.
He had been stabbed. Larmond was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A month later, police identified Lewis as their suspect and issued an arrest warrant for first-degree murder.
Lewis also uses the names "Hopeton," "Jaguar," and "Jaggy."
Dawson had a warning for anyone who may be helping Lewis evade authorities.
"Anyone that may be assisting or has assisted Dalvin Lewis will be held accountable and may be arrested for accessory after the fact to murder," she said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 416-808-7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anonymous tips can also be called in to Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.