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Police investigating murder of man in Kitchener (3 photos)

Police are looking to speak with a man who was in the area. He had a black backpack and was carrying a guitar

Waterloo Regional Police are investigating the death of a man in Kitchener as a homicide.

Police say they showed up to a residence, located at 926 Courtland Avenue East at around 8:45 p.m. on Monday, to investigate a report of an injured man.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

"Our officers responded and entered the residence and did determine there was a deceased male, approximately 60 years old, within the residence, with obvious signs of trauma." Inspector Michael Haffner told reporters at the scene.

A post-mortem is scheduled to be done in Hamilton on Tuesday.

Police want to speak to a man who was seen in the area at the time. 

He's described as white, in his late 20's to early 30's with a thin build and short, light-coloured hair. He had a black backpack and was carrying a guitar.

There will be an increased police presence in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8424 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This is Waterloo Region's second murder of the year.




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