A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a 37-year-old man from Tweed who is wanted for murder in Durham Region.
On Monday, March 6, 2023, at approximately 9:50 a.m., members of Central East Division responded to an address on Court Street after receiving a call to assist the Oshawa Fire Department. Oshawa Fire was on scene for a house fire and were able to extinguish the blaze. One person, Amaar Jawaid, was located in the home deceased. His death was ruled a homicide.
Josh Bickle, age 37, of Tweed is wanted for second-degree murder.
Police say he is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach.
Police say Bickle is currently on charges for a violent sexual assault and is required to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet. Investigators have evidence to support that Bickle has removed his monitoring bracelet and are appealing to the public for assistance in locating him.
He is known to frequent the Tweed and Belleville areas, and has ties to the Oshawa area as well as the east coast provinces.
Investigators are urging Bickle to contact counsel and turn himself into police. Anyone who is found to be assisting BICKLE to evade police is guilty of an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada and will be prosecuted to the full extent.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact A/Det. Hilliard of the Major Crimes Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5413.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.