Windsor Homicide Investigators Need Your Help To Determine Where This Bottle Of Lighter Fluid Was Purchased
Tuesday August 28th, 2012
Posted at 2:15pm
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Windsor police continue to investigate the death of Dale Allen Youth who was found in his burned out home at 828 Louis Avenue on July 28th. Police say that signs of trauma were evident and investigators quickly determined that the victim died as a result of homicide.
The Windsor Police Major Crimes Branch continues to investigate this homicide and have turned their focus to a container of barbeque lighter fluid that was found inside the residence of the victim. Investigators believe this was used as an accelerant to start the fire.
The recovered plastic, one litre bottle has “ROYAL OAK” in yellow lettering on the front. The bottle had an orange price tag affixed to it indicating the price of “3.99”, as show above.
Police have already canvassed over 200 stores and suppliers in the Windsor area and are now asking for the public’s help in identifying where this particular bottle was purchased and identifying who may have purchased this bottle in the days leading up to the discovery of the deceased. They are seeking any information regarding who may have been in possession of this bottle during that time period and are looking for anyone who is missing a similar bottle from their residence or vehicle as the suspect may have stolen the item.
The recovered bottle, along with other evidence, has been transported to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto for fingerprint and DNA examination. Results are expected within the next few weeks.
Anyone with information regarding the bottle of fluid and/or the homicide is requested to contact the Windsor Police Major Crime Unit at (519) 255-6700 ext 4390 or Crimestoppers.