Warrant issued for ex-husband wanted for alleged first degree murder

Jan 20 2020, 8:01 am

After the body of a reportedly missing Toronto woman was found in Brampton, Peel Regional Police have issued a warrant for her ex-husband in connection to the investigation.

According to investigators, a warrant for First Degree Murder was issued for the arrest of 36-year-old Rakeshbhai Patel of Toronto, who has been identified as a suspect.

Investigators are encouraging him to contact a lawyer and arrange to turn himself in.

Police believe Patel is travelling in a 2009 Honda Civic four door silver, Ontario licence plate CDMP042.

Suspect’s vehicle/ Peel Regional Police

According to Peel Regional Police, on Monday, January 13, at 5:49 pm, officers responded to a green space in the area of Nexus Avenue and Fogal Road for a report that a deceased person had been located.

Police confirmed the information, and began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death, which was determined to be suspicious.

Peel police identified the deceased as 28-year-old Heeral Patel.

On January 12, Toronto police reported Patel missing, saying she was last seen on January 11 near Islington Avenue and Steeles Avenue West.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation or Rakeshbhai Patel’s whereabouts is asked to contact 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).