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Homicide #14/2020,
Birchfield Matthews, 43,
Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West area



Broadcast time: 16:45
Sunday, March 15, 2020

13 Division
416-808-7400

Case #: 2020-538385


On Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 6:08 a.m., police responded to a medical call in the Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West area.

It is reported that:

- a man stabbed another man inside an apartment

- the victim was transported to a local trauma centre and was pronounced deceased

He has been identified as Birchfield Matthews, 43, of Toronto.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.

Kenroy Samuel, 29, of Toronto, was arrested near the scene and charged with:

1. Second Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at 1000 Finch Avenue West, on Monday, March 16, 2020, 10 a.m., in room 306.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Ted Lioumanis, Homicide




Homicide #14/2020,
Birchfield Matthews, 43,
Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West area



Birchfield Matthews, 43, victim of Homicide #14/2020
Above: Birchfield Matthews, 43, victim of Homicide #14/2020