Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation

Posted On Thursday July 30, 2020

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have charged a 16-year-old male youth in relation to a homicide investigation.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, police were notified of a stabbing that occurred in the area of Montevideo Road and Battleford Road in the City of Mississauga. Once officers arrived on scene they located a man suffering from a stab wound. The man was transported to a trauma centre where he was pronounced deceased by paramedics.

The victim in this incident is 20-year-old Ethan Nelles, a resident of the City of Brampton.

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, a 16-year-old male youth was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder. He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identity of the Young Persons charged in this investigation is protected.

Deputy Chief Milinovich said, “This was a tragic incident which resulted in the senseless loss of a life.  Violent crime is a priority for our service and will not be tolerated by the Peel Regional Police or the community it serves.  Our success in identifying, locating, and arresting the accused is a testament to the professionalism of our investigators and the community’s willingness to assist. This is a powerful combination which can help prevent violence from occurring but also provide closure for families and loved ones when it does.”

This is an ongoing investigation and investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at 905-453-2121, ext. 4027. 

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