Police search apartment in murder investigation
Published Monday, September 10, 2012 6:06PM EDT
Peel police spent Monday sifting through the contents of the apartment where a man wanted in a murder investigation was last seen.
Aicha Saludares, 40, was found dead with obvious signs of trauma to her body at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, inside an apartment on Lakeshore Road East in Mississauga.
Police executed a search warrant at that home Monday.
Saludares husband, Nelson Tayongtong, is wanted as part of the investigation.
Tayongtong has not been seen since Saturday morning when Saludares’ mother, who the couple lived with, left for work.
Police said that, as far as they can tell, Saludares and Tayongtong had lived on their own in Etobicoke until recently, when money issues forced them to move in with Saludares’ mother.
Tayongtong had moved out a few weeks ago, but had returned to stay the night on Friday, the day before Saludares was killed, police said.
Police are hoping that the public can help them track down Tayongtong, who they describe as Filipino, about 5’7’ with a slim build and straight, black hair.
"We'd like to remind people that if there are any sightings, not to approach this person, that he is considered dangerous and to call police. Call 911 right away,” said Peel Regional Police Det. Sgt. Randall Cowan.
Police said that Tayongtong and Saludares had been married for seven years.
Tayongtong is originally from the Philippines and the pair met online when Saludares was living in Canada.
She sponsored him to immigrate.
Saludares was a mortgage broker. Tayongtong was unemployed and supported by his in-laws.
Cowan said Tayongtong may be in the Lakeshore Boulevard and Islington Avenue area.
"He likes to take walks in the morning to exercise and frequents parks in the Lakeshore area and the Islington area in Toronto."
Police are also appealing to Tayongtong to hire a lawyer and turn himself in.
With a report from CTV Toronto’s Tamara Cherry
Suspect Nelson Tayongtong is pictured in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy: Peel Regional Police)