Homicide victim succumbed to ‘very personal attack,’ police say
George Fawell, 24, of Toronto, is pictured in this photograph released by Toronto police.
Published Saturday, August 25, 2012 6:43PM EDT
Toronto police say the homicide victim found by railroad tracks in the east end of the city suffered multiple injuries to his face, back and neck.
The body of 24-year-old George Fawell was discovered beside railroad tracks behind the Jimmie Simpson Community Centre on Queen Street, near Broadview Avenue, on Friday morning.
Police say the victim suffered obvious signs of trauma.
Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux told reporters Saturday that Fawell was the victim of a “very personal attack” motivated by “a tremendous amount of rage.”
“This is one of the worst types of sharp-forced injuries I’ve seen since I’ve been at the homicide squad,” he said.
“The deceased and the offender or offenders in this case have a tremendous amount of baggage with each other.”
Police believe the offenders live in the 55 Division -- an area bordered by the Don Valley Parkway, Victoria Park Avenue, Danforth Avenue and Lake Ontario.
Police said they believe the many people who frequent the surrounding parks may have seen something.
Police are asking that anyone with information related to this case contact Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux at 416-808-7387, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on Facebook.