Officers are now treating a missing person investigation as a homicide.

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., Nathaniel Brettell, 57, was reported missing to the Toronto Police Service.

The 57-year-old was last known to be at home on Thursday, January 21, 2021, in the Westona Street and Dixon Road area. There have been no further sightings of him.

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Despite extensive inquiries, officers have been unable to locate Nathaniel. This, along with evidence from the scene, has led investigators to determine the investigation to be a homicide.

Homicide investigators have now taken carriage and continue to work to establish what has happened to Nathaniel.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

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