Oshawa murder victim, Clarington suspect identified


Published January 25, 2024 at 3:17 pm

Investigators have released the identities of the man killed in Oshawa on Monday, and the man they believe is responsible.

Durham Regional Police responded to a home on Dean Ave. and Ritson Rd. around 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. When they arrived they found a man suffering from “obvious trauma.” Paramedics rushed the man to hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.

Police reported later they had arrested one person but another had fled the scene before they arrived. At the time police withheld the names of the victim and the suspect in custody. They also had no description of the second suspect.

Later, Sgt Joanne Bortoluss held a press conference where she confirmed details of the second suspect’s escape. She said police brought in a K-9 unit to search for him to no avail. She additionally confirmed an autopsy of the victim had been scheduled for Jan. 23.

This autopsy concluded the victim, now known to be Steven Turgeon, 62, died of a stabbing.

The suspect in custody was identified as Tyler Stephens, 32 of Clarington. He’s charged with second-degree murder. Police did not say if the men were known to each other. The second suspect remains at large.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5421 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Turgeon’s murder is the second in Durham Region in 2024 following the death of an unidentified 94-year-old woman in Whitby’s Glen Hill Terrace long-term care home on Jan. 17.


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