Police: death of man found on road now considered a homicide

GUELPH-ERAMOSA – Police say the man found dead on Watson Road North earlier this week was murdered.

“The Wellington County [OPP], under the direction of Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), is investigating a homicide,” police confirmed in an Aug. 7 press release.

On Aug. 4 at about 7:15pm, emergency crews responded to the area of Watson Road just south of Wellington Road 124, east of Guelph, after the body of a dead man was located on the road by a passerby.

Police say an autopsy was conducted on Aug. 6 in Toronto, which confirmed the man was murdered.

The victim has been identified as Mohamed Amin Ismail, 25, of Ottawa.

Investigators would like to speak with anyone that was in the area of Watson Road North and Wellington Road 124 between Aug. 2 and 4 who may have obtained footage with a dashcam or cell phone during that time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. Tip providers may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.