Toronto police say remains of murder victim found in landfill

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SOUTHWOLD, Ont. — Toronto police say they have found the remains of a murder victim in a landfill.

Investigators say they found Nathaniel Brettell's body on Aug. 26.

Officers had been searching a waste management site in Southwold, Ont., for several weeks as part of the homicide investigation.

The 57-year-old Brettell was last known to be at home in Toronto's west end on Jan. 21.

Ahmed Al-Farkh, 34, of Toronto was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on May 12.

The landfill excavation involved multiple units from across the Toronto police service including homicide, police dogs, and others.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 3, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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