Peel police say they’ve arrested a second suspect in reference to the demise of a 14-year-old boy Friday in a Mississauga, Ont., park.

Mark Mahabir, 20, of Mississauga surrendered to police Saturday, after an arrest warrant for second-degree homicide was issued for him earlier within the day. 

The arrest comes hours after his brother, Nicholas Mahabir, additionally 20, was arrested Friday night time on the identical cost.

Mark Mahabir is scheduled to look in a Brampton, Ont., court docket Sunday.

Peel Regional Police issued an arrest warrant for Mark Mahabir, 20, in reference to the demise of 14-year-old Riley Driver-Martin. He surrendered to police on Saturday. (Peel Regional Police)

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Physique discovered Friday morning

Police had been known as shortly earlier than eight a.m. Friday to the realm of Lewisham and Truscott drives in Mississauga, a metropolis west of Toronto, the place they discovered the boy’s physique.

Police have now recognized the sufferer as Riley Driver-Martin.

A spokesperson for Peel police was tight-lipped concerning the investigation early Saturday afternoon, saying solely that the accused was arrested on Friday night time. Const. Iryna Yashnyk couldn’t verify the reason for the boy’s demise, or elaborate on data launched Friday that the physique had apparent indicators of trauma.

Yashnyk additionally wouldn’t reply questions on a potential motive, or whether or not the sufferer and the accused knew one another.

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The teenager had left dwelling on Thursday night time, however had not been reported lacking, Peel Const. Danny Marttini, one other spokesperson for the drive, advised reporters on Friday.

The park the place the boy was discovered isn’t removed from Clarkson Secondary Faculty, the place the sufferer attended lessons. In a letter despatched to Clarkson households, the varsity board stated “police imagine that is an remoted incident and have assured us there aren’t any further security precautions wanted at our college.” 

The Peel District Faculty Board had counsellors on the college on Saturday for college students and employees who wished to speak about their emotions. The board additionally tweeted a replica of a tip sheet of the way to deal with emotional stress. The 11 suggestions included discovering “a protected and comfy setting” to share ideas and emotions, avoiding partaking in hypothesis about what occurred, both verbally or on-line, and sticking to regular routines as a lot as potential.

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Investigators are interesting to witnesses, anybody with video surveillance footage or who could know something concerning the case to name the Peel police murder and lacking individuals bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.


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