Man, 52, charged after 2 boys found dead in Brampton home – CityNews

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Homicide unit investigating after 2 young boys found dead inside Brampton home
A 52-year-old man has been charged after a nine-year-old boy and a 12 year old boy were found dead in a Brampton home Wednesday night.

Police were called to the home on Hiberton Crescent, near Sandalwood Parkway and Creditview Road, just before 11 p.m. Wednesday for a medical call.

Peel Regional Police say they were called to a residence just before 11 p.m. Wednesday night in Brampton, Ont.

Authorities would not confirm if there is a relationship between the boys found in the home but did say a family of four lived there and that the 911 call came from inside the house.

Police west of Toronto say the death of two boys, aged nine and 12, are being investigated as homicides.

Two young boys found dead inside Brampton home

Neighbours say the boys lived with their parents at the home and another family member, believed to be an aunt, lived in the basement. They say there were no signs of trouble last night.

Homicide and missing persons investigators are still working to figure out what happened at the scene.

Man charged after 2 boys, ages 9 and 12, found dead in Brampton home

“I’m just in shock. I came home from work last night and saw the cruisers here,” said neighbour Paul Rodrigues. “This morning my daughter said her friend – the house that they live in – they found the kids dead.”

Rodrigues, who identified the boys as Jonathan and Nicholas, said his wife was good friends with the mother of the children and frequently went for coffee with her.

Investigators are going to be canvassing the area and just looking for anybody that may have information that they can provide to our homicide bureau or if they wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crime Stoppers.

“They’re just your regular everyday boys, they walk their dog through the neighbourhood. My daughter plays with them.”

As far as the relationship to the boys and those who were in the house, we are not speaking to that at this point because its early on and we are trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation, Cannon added.

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Another area resident, Sam Mammen, said the neighbourhood has always been a safe place. He said he didn’t know the family but had seen the boys walking by.

Its still early on with that so our investigators are still investigating and canvassing and speaking with people, but as far as the actual cause of death, we are not speaking to that at this point, Cannon said.

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“If this is indeed a case, domestic or familial related homicides, it is unfathomable,” Brown said on Twitter. “As a parent, I just can’t comprehend this. The crisis that led to this is yet unknown. But our whole community is grieving.”

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“The investigation into the circumstances of what transpired within the residence is ongoing by investigators from the homicide and missing persons bureau,” Peel police said in a press release issued Thursday morning.

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Another neighbour, Paul Rodrigues, spoke to Global News and said his wife and daughter knew the people living in the residence. Rodrigues also said the boys had come by his own home as recently as Halloween night.

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Homicide detectives are investigating after two young boys were found dead inside a home in Brampton late Wednesday night.

Investigators are going to be canvassing the area and just looking for anybody that may have information that they can provide to our homicide bureau or if they wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crime Stoppers.

Two boys, ages 9 and 12, were subsequently found dead inside a house on the residential street, located near Sandalwood Parkway West and Brisdale Drive.

As far as the relationship to the boys and those who were in the house, we are not speaking to that at this point because its early on and we are trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation, Cannon added.

"The call did come from within the house and it was shortly after that is was determined that the deaths were suspicious," Const. Heather Cannon told reporters outside the home on Thursday morning. 

Its still early on with that so our investigators are still investigating and canvassing and speaking with people, but as far as the actual cause of death, we are not speaking to that at this point, Cannon said.

Police say the "circumstances of what transpired" inside the residence is currently under investigation by the homicide unit. 

"Investigators are interviewing and speaking with the occupants of the house," Const. Heather Cannon said at the site. "As far as the relationship to the boys and who were in the house, we're not speaking to that at this point because it's still early on and we're trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation."

Investigators have not provided any information on possible suspects but say they believe this is an "isolated incident" and there is "no threat to the community."

"If this is indeed a case, domestic or familial related homicides, it is unfathomable," Brown said on Twitter. "As a parent, I just can't comprehend this. The crisis that led to this is yet unknown. But our whole community is grieving."

She wouldnt comment on the cause of death or whether the children were found with any signs of trauma.

The double homicide appears unrelated to an Amber Alert issued by Toronto police around midnight for two teens. They were found safe and, police said, a suspect was in custody.

"It is early on and we are trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation," Cannon said.

The initial 911 contact came in as a medical call from the home where a husband and wife lived with two boys, CP24 reported.

She could not tell reporters where the boys were found inside the residence or when investigators believe they died.

Cannon told media, gathered outside the north Brampton home this morning, that homicide investigators are now working to determine what transpired in the home resulting in the deaths of the boys. Officers will be canvassing the neighbourhood, she added.

Although Peel police refused to comment on the relationship between the victims, neighbours told CP24 that the two boys were brothers who lived at the house with their mother and father.

Sarah, who did not provide her last name, has lived on a connecting street for 16 years. As she broke into tears, she described the neighbourhood as a close community and says the news hits close to home for her as a mother and grandmother.

"They were quiet. They were respectful… There really isnt any trouble-makers on this street," Sarah Edwards, who lives in the neighbourhood, said.

Ive never seen any kind of police activity here. The worst we have is people that go too fast down the street, she said.

“I’m an original resident and we’ve never had such issues here,” she said. “It’s something we never expected. It’s a beautiful neighbourhood. Two kids dying like this, it breaks my heart.”

One resident of the community said he came home from work late last night and was shocked to learn what had taken place inside his neighbours home.

They are just your regular, everyday boys. They walk their dog through the neighbourhood. My daughter plays with them once in a while when they are out in front of our house and they play with each other at recess when they are at school, he said.