Durham Regional Police have identified 21-year-old Joshua Elliott of Cannington as the victim of a May 26 stabbing in Beaverton.
Officers were called to a “disturbance among several men” in the village around 10:30 p.m. Though the first account from the DRPS included reference to an establishment on Osborne Street, it was later revised to the broader area of downtown.
According to police, Elliott was found collapsed on Dundas Street. He was rushed to Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Orillia but succumbed to his injuries.
Police say a post-mortem indicated the cause of death was a stab wound.
Shortly after the incident, police say information was received about a second male suffering from a stab wound. Officers in the area were able to locate a 35-year-old male who sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Homicide investigators, as well as forensic officers, remained at the scene through much of the day Saturday and there was a solid police presence in the village the following day as well.
As of Monday (May 29), police had set up a command post in downtown Beaverton and would like to hear from any witnesses to this incident.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Det. Dennis (ext. 5402) or Det. Mamers (ext. 5247) at 1-888-579-1520. Anonymous information can be sent to Crime Stoppers by visiting www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca or by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).