Oshawa murder investigation results in two arrests in Brampton, third suspect still at large

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Published October 13, 2023 at 3:21 pm

Josh Bickle Oshawa Murder Suspect
Josh Bickle, 37 of Tweed, is wanted for second-degree murder in the death of Amaar Jawaid, 22. via Durham Regional Police.

The investigation into the murder of Amaar Jawaid in Oshawa in the spring has resulted in the arrest of two men from Brampton. A third previously identified suspect remains at large.

Jawaid, 22, was found dead from trauma in his home on Court Street in the city’s downtown core on March 6. First responders were notified of the scene when the house erupted in flames around 10 a.m. that morning.

Oshawa Fire Services managed to quickly contain the blaze. After an investigation, the Ontario Fire Marshall concluded three fires had been deliberately set in different areas of the home. Durham Regional Police concluded Jawaid had been murdered within days and launched an investigation.

However, police could not immediately identify Jawaid’s remains. It took about two weeks of investigation to identify his body. Jawaid’s death was the fifth murder in Durham Region in 2023. That total has since climbed to eleven.

After several months without an update on the case, on Oct. 10 police announced they had identified former Oshawa realtor Josh Bickle, 37 of Tweed, as a suspect. Bickle is charged with second-degree murder and is subject to a Canada-wide warrant. He was already doing time for a violent sexual assault and is required to wear an ankle monitor. However, investigators believe he’s removed the monitor.

On Oct. 12, Durham and Peel Regional Police Services co-operated in a pair of raids in Brampton and Oshawa. They arrested two men from Brampton, Rameish Anthony and Kaydean Urquhart-Brown, both 22. Both men are charged with second-degree murder. They will remain in custody until a police hearing.

Bickle however remains at large. He is known to frequent Oshawa and Tweed, though he also has ties to the Maritime provinces. Police have urged him to find a lawyer and turn himself in. They remind anyone who may be helping him evade arrest, that they could be criminally charged as well.

Investigators say Bickle should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who spots him should not approach him and immediately call 911 Anyone with information about the case can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5413 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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