Police seek public’s help in attempted murder disguised as delivery

Elias Hubbard
April 16, 2019

Last November, a 44-year-old woman answered her door to the supposed delivery man who was carrying a large box at the time, according to police.

After reviewing the evidence collected at the scene, investigators say the arrow used in this incident is created to hunt large game such as moose and deer and inflict the "maximum amount of damage possible".

Investigators also released an image Monday of the vehicle they believe the suspect used to attend and then flee from the area.

Peel Regional Police released surveillance video today of the November 7 attack as they appealed for help finding the attacker.

Peel police say this is the type of crossbow that was used in the shooting. Heather Raymore said it appears that the suspect was hired to carry out a hit on the suspect. The vehicle is described as a dark-coloured pickup truck that was in the area of the home minutes before and after the attack took place. She was able to close the door as he ran, and call 911. She'll be in recovery phase for the rest of her life ...

"The injuries that she sustained were absolutely devastating", Det Sgt Jim Kettles of Peel police told reporters.

"(She) spent several months in hospital", he explained. "Comments that were made to the victim by the suspect indicate that the victim was targeted and the suspect may have carried out the attack at the request of another individual". It involved damage to a lot of her internal organs.

Police said the crossbow was never removed from the box during the attack.

"Her life will never be the same".

The day following the attack, forensic investigators searched the house and collected evidence including an arrow believed to have injured the woman as well as surveillance footage of the suspect and incident. "It is clear that this attack was meant to end the victim's life". Kettles said the shoes and baseball hat worn by the suspect were unique - and the suspect did not hide his face, giving investigators a number of potential clues.

"There are potential motives that we have established", Kettles said.

'We are confident with assistance from the public and with current facial recognition technology we will bring those responsible for the attack to justice, ' she said.

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