2nd Degree Murder Charge Laid in Peel’s 8th Homicide in 2015

Officers from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau are investigating the eighth homicide of 2015, which has claimed the life of a 49 year-old Mississauga man.

On Saturday, August 1, 2015, at approximately 1:30 a.m.., Peel Regional Police responded to a report of an unconscious male at an apartment on Roche Court, Mississauga.  Officers arrived to find a male party without vital signs.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as Wayne CROFT, a 49 year-old resident of Mississauga.

Charles CROFT, the 46 year-old half-brother of the victim, has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder.  Charles CROFTappeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Saturday, August 1, 2015, for a Bail Hearing.

Anyone with information in relation to this investigation is asked to call investigators with the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205.  Anonymous information may also be submitted to Peel Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visitingwww.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by texting “PEEL”, followed by your tip, to CRIMES (274637).