Major Crime Homicide Unit detectives and forensic officers have now positively identified the female victim of Durham’s 2nd homicide of 2011.
The deceased has been positively identified as 18-year-old Margarita SHUMAKOVA of Toronto.
A Canada Wide Arrest Warrant for First Degree Murder has been issued for the arrest of Babak GHANAD, age 35, of No Fixed Address.
Investigators believe he is currently out of the country. GHANAD is now listed on INTERPOL's "Red Notice" list.
Below are attached files.
Investigators are requesting anyone who knows Babak or has had contact with him or anyone with new information to the investigation to contact Det. Terry Haight (ext. 5247) or Det. Tom Dingwall (ext. 5319) of the DRPS Major Crime Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Babak GHANAD (JPG file, 141.8K bytes)
Suspect Image (JPG file, 46.9K bytes)