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Homicide #49/2021,
Steeles Avenue East and Gordon Murison Lane area,
Man surrendered

Broadcast time: 10:00
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-1538967

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an update in a homicide investigation.

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, at approximately 6 a.m., police responded to a vehicle fire in the Steeles Avenue East and Gordon Murison Lane area.

See previous release.

On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, Justin Sandassie, 36, of Toronto, surrendered to investigators at 42 Division. He was arrested and charged with:

1) Second-Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear virtually in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East court on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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 Mark Repa, Homicide