Two days before reporting 60-year-old Darrell James missing, Timmins Police say his 59-year-old brother murdered him.
“Edward James used a knife to kill his brother,” says Chief Dan Foy. The accusation is that it happened on March 18th. “On the same day, Edward moved his brother’s vehicle to a parking lot. Two days later, he reported his brother missing to the Timmins Police Service.”
Darrell James’s body was found in a wooded area last Friday.
Edward James has a show-cause hearing in court on April 11th on a first-degree murder charge.
Insp. Darren Dinel declines comment on whether drugs or anything else are factors.
“I can tell you that we are looking at every aspect,” he told reporters at a police HQ news conference. “We are considering those avenues and covering off on every aspect to find out why this happened, what particularly motivated Edward James into committing this murder.”
The brothers shared a home. Edward was arrested there, shortly after police found Darrell’s body.
Investigators want to hear from anyone who saw or was in contact with Edward between the 18th and 22nd of this month.