On September 14, 2023, detectives in Investigation Services arrested 25-year-old Steven Jones of Toronto, Ontario in connection with the death of 22-year-old Taylor Marshall.
On September 7, 2023, around 5:00 p.m. 911 Communicators received a report of a deceased person at a multi-unit residence building in the 100 block of John Street. Upon arrival, officers located the victim and confirmed they were deceased. The time of the homicide remains under investigation.
Through extensive investigation, which included members of the Crime Suppression Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit, Emergency Services Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, Investigation Services, and Patrol Services, it was determined the victim sustained significant stab wounds resulting in their death. Video and physical evidence lead investigators to tie the accused to the homicide.
The victim and the accused were not known to each other.
Following the death of the victim, it is believed the accused made their way to the boardwalk where they violently assaulted another victim, who was not known to them, with a knife. The accused was arrested nearby a short time later and charged with attempt murder.
The accused is facing an additional charge of murder in the first degree in connection with the death of Taylor Marshall.
At this time it is believed both incidents are random acts of violence
The accused has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.