Toronto police release photo of suspect wanted in murder of man found in burning car

TORONTO — Toronto police have released a photo of a suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a man found dead inside the trunk of a burning vehicle in Scarborough earlier this month.

Police say 40-year-old Toronto resident Johann Persaud was found dead inside a burning vehicle near Steeles Avenue East and Gordon Murison Lane on the morning of Aug. 14.

The body was discovered in the trunk after the blaze was extinguished by firefighters.

An autopsy later revealed that the man had been murdered prior to the fire.

Police say 36-year-old Dennis Singh was later identified by investigators as a suspect in the case.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Singh, who is wanted for second-degree murder.

Police have now released a photo of the suspect in hopes that members of the public will recognize him and contact investigators.

Police say members of the public should not approach Singh if he is spotted as he is believed to be armed and dangerous. If located, investigators say, witnesses should contact 911 immediately.

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