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Peel Police – Homicide & Missing Persons Bureau Make an Arrest in 3rd Homicide of 2017

Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have made an arrest in the region’s third homicide of 2017.

On Monday, March 13, 2017, the deceased victim, Cheryl McVarish, was reported missing from her Mississauga home.  On Monday, March 20, 2017, during the early morning hours, the victim was located in the driveway of her residence.

Subsequent investigation revealed the victim had been murdered.  The mechanism of death is currently under review by the Coroner’s Office.  Blunt force trauma has been confirmed as one of the contributing factors.

In the early afternoon of Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, Gil DASILVA a 64 year old male from the City of Mississauga was arrested without incident at his residence for the second degree murder of Cheryl McVarish.  Gil DASILVA will appear in the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse located at 7755 Hurontario St, Brampton for a remand hearing on May 03rd, 2017 on the charge of second degree murder.

Anyone with further information relating to this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.caor by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

Police Appeal for Witnesses in Motor Vehicle Collision with a Skateboarder 

Mississauga – Investigators from the Major Collision Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in their investigation into a collision involving a minivan and a skateboarder in Mississauga.

On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:37 a.m., a collision occurred in the intersection of Bloor Street and Mississauga Valley Boulevard between a Toyota Sienna van and a male on a skateboard.

The 17 year old male skateboarder was initially taken to local hospital, but was later transferred to a Trauma Centre in Toronto.  His injuries have since been deemed non-life-threatening.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the collision, have dashboard video footage of the incident or who may have information regarding the actions of the driver or skateboarder prior to the collision.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Major Collision Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3710. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.