Accused murderer of Don Frigo arrested at airport
Boris Panovski, the man accused of murdering Don Frigo in a conservation area north of Clinton, was arrested Sunday at Pearson International Airport.
OPP say Panovski, 70, was arrested without incident as he re-entered the country.
“We did receive a number of tips from the public, and our investigation also led us to his whereabouts as he was coming back into Canada,” Sgt. Peter Leon told CTV News.
Once in custody, Panovski was transferred to Goderich, where he made a brief court appearance Monday afternoon.
Greeted by a throng of media outside the courthouse, Panovski smiled as he was led into the building.
“Do I look good?” he asked them.
Panovski is charged with one count apiece of first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with the death of Frigo earlier this month while training hunting dogs at the Hullett Wildlife Conservation Area.
His wife was also injured in the attack, but was able to escape to safety.
Panovski’s blue vehicle, sought by police in the days following the shooting, has been located and seized, police said.
Frigo knew his accused killer well through the North American bird-dogging community.
Friends say Frigo even acquired a dog from Panovski at one point, but changed its name after Panovski was charged with public indecency and pandering relating to an incident in the state of Georgia in 2005.
Frigo, a 70-year-old Caledon East resident, was an executive at a Toronto-based construction firm.
A funeral was held for him Monday morning in Vaughan.
Panovski returns to court Oct. 6.