Police say man discovered dead in a van in Markham earlier this week is the father of a teen found murdered in Scarborough earlier this month.
49-year-old Winston “Paul” Reid had been missing since the body of his daughter, 18-year-old Simone ‘Shanni’ Reid, was discovered on Nov. 13th. Police were searching for Paul Reid for notification, and he was a person of interest, but he was not a suspect in his daughter’s death.
Officers had deemed Simone’s death as a homicide. A post-mortem has been conducted, however, cause of death has not been released.
On Tuesday, York Regional Police located a deceased man in a minivan near Kennedy and Eglin Mills roads in Markham. Officers are confirming the body was Paul Reid, cause of death is unknown at this time.
Investigation is ongoing.