On Thursday, January 20, 2011, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Peel Police attended an address on Featherston Drive, in response to a complaint of two missing men. A subsequent investigation determined that two men had been kidnapped.
On January 26, 2011, one of the men, (Johnny) Xiu Jun FEI, was located. Since then, investigators have continued searching for Mr. Jianguo (Tony) HAN and have identified several individuals they believe to have been involved in the kidnapping.
The investigation has led police to a Markham-area residence, where human remains have been located. Although the identity of the remains is still unknown, investigators hope to have an answer shortly, through forensic examination.
Given that Mr. HAN has been missing for approximately seven months, this finding is of concern to investigators.
The investigation has also resulted in the arrest of several suspects and the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of a male suspect.
· Senthuran SABESAN, a 23 year-old resident of Waterloo, was arrested in January and charged with two counts of Kidnapping with the Intent to Hold for Ransom.
· Hinthurjin BASKARAN, a 21 year-old resident of Toronto, was arrested in June and charged with two counts of Kidnapping with the Intent to Hold for Ransom.
· Two adults, who cannot be named due to a publication ban, have been arrested over the course of this investigation and charged with two counts of Kidnapping with the Intent to Hold for Ransom.
· A warrant for the arrest of Guo Wei WU, a 43 year-old male of no fixed address, was issued on January 29, 2011, for Kidnapping with the Intent to Hold for Ransom and Assault
Cause Bodily Harm. The warrant is still outstanding.
Mr. WU is described as a male, Asian, 5’7” tall, weighing 170 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.
Certain aspects of this investigation have not been released to the public, in order to protect the integrity of the investigation and the upcoming court cases. Peel Regional Police ask that members of the media and public both understand and respect this.