Man charged with first-degree murder after body found in Hagersville apartment
An Ontario Province Police officer is seen in this file photo.
KITCHENER -- A Hagersville man has been charged with first-degree murder and arson after a person was found dead in an apartment that was on fire.
According to the Haldimand County OPP, a witness reported seeing smoke coming from an apartment unit on Main Street North on the evening of July 29.
When emergency services arrived, they found a body inside.
On Wednesday, officials identified the deceased as 30-year-old Tyler King of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
They also identified the accused as 36-year-old Joseph Tobicoe of Hagersville.
According to a news release, Tobicoe was arrested on Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder and arson.
He was held for a bail hearing in Cayuga, which was scheduled for Wednesday.
The allegations against him have not been proven in court.