Two charged in death of city man

The Sudbury Star - - FRONT PAGE - — with files from The Sault Star and Cana­dian Press Star Staff sud.ed­i­to­[email protected]­media.ca

Two Toronto-area men have been charged in the slay­ing of a Sud­bury man whose re­mains were dis­cov­ered south of Wawa.

Devin Collin, 32, was re­ported miss­ing by Greater Sud­bury Po­lice on June 17.

Hu­man re­mains found 12 days later, along High­way 17, near the Michipi­coten River bridge, were sub­se­quently iden­ti­fied as be­long­ing to the Sud­burian.

Mean­while, in­ves­ti­ga­tors with Su­pe­rior East OPP con­cluded the death was a homi­cide.

OPP Const. Trevor Trem­blay said in­ves­ti­ga­tors are not sure what took Collin to the area, which is roughly 500 km from his home­town.

Trem­blay said Collin was killed by a gun­shot, but did not spec­ify when he is be­lieved to have died.

He de­clined com­ment on the cir­cum­stances lead­ing to Collin’s death, why he was in Wawa and if the Nickel City resident had any prior ties to the two ac­cused, one of whom is fac­ing drug traf­fick­ing charges.

On Tues­day, the OPP said they have ar­rested and charged two men in re­la­tion to the death.

Hous­sein Has­san, 24, from Toronto, is charged with first-de­gree mur­der. He was ar­rested Tues­day in the Toronto area.

Has­san is sched­uled to ap­pear be­fore the On­tario Court of Jus­tice in Sault Ste. Marie on Wed­nes­day.

Has­san was ar­rested over the sum­mer in Sud­bury, as part of Project Kraken, a mas­sive drug in­ves­ti­ga­tion in which more than 70 peo­ple were charged, in­clud­ing three peo­ple from Sud­bury.

Greater Sud­bury Po­lice said that on June 21, just af­ter 8 p.m., mem­bers of the drug en­force­ment and tac­ti­cal units ex­e­cuted a search war­rant, un­der the Con­trolled Drugs and Sub­stances Act, at a ho­tel on The Kingsway.

They en­tered a ho­tel room, and lo­cated and ar­rested a man. While searching the room, de­tec­tives found al­most 30 grams of fen­tanyl with a street value of more than $8,600, as well as about $30,000 in cash.

Has­san was charged with pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing a con­trolled sub­stance and pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime.

Demitri For­tomaris, 22, from Mis­sis­sauga, is charged with ac­ces­sory af­ter the fact to mur­der. For­tomaris was ar­rested on June 28 in Mis­sis­sauga by OPP. His court date is Nov. 4 in Wawa.

The North East Re­gion OPP Crime Unit is con­tin­u­ing its in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the homi­cide, un­der the di­rec­tion of Det-Insp. Martin Gra­ham of the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Branch.

Any­one who may have in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent is urged to con­tact the OPP at 1-888310-1122 or their near­est po­lice author­ity.

Should you wish to re­main anony­mous, you can call Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or sub­mit in­for­ma­tion on­line at www.saultcrime­stop­pers.com, where you could be eligible to re­ceive a cash re­ward of up to $2,000.

The fam­ily of the vic­tim, mean­while, will hold a cel­e­bra­tion of his life on Sept. 21 at the Cartier Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 1 to 4 p.m.

He is sur­vived by a son, Dy­lan Collin, par­ents Margo (née Nor­rad) and Morris Collin, sib­lings to Trista Collin-An­der­son (Kyle) and Shawn Collin (Kathy), neph­ews Lo­gan, Matthew and Carter, and grand­par­ent Lois and.

“He will be hap­pily re­mem­bered by many aunts, un­cles, cousins and friends,” his obituary said.

“In mem­ory of Devin, do­na­tions to Dy­lan’s Ed­u­ca­tion Fund (via cheque) would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by the fam­ily.”

Devin Collin

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