Hamilton double-murder suspect found dead in hotel room


The suspect in a Hamilton double homicide has been found dead in a Brantford hotel room.

Hamilton Police Major Crime Detectives said they worked through the night Sunday (Nov. 3) after identifying 35-year-old David Thomson as a suspect in a double homicide on the Central Mountain.

On Monday (Nov. 4) in the early hours of the morning, the Hamilton Police Service Major Crime Unit confirmed that the suspect was located at a motel in Brantford.

With the assistance of the Brantford Police Service, officers quickly secured the immediate area of the hotel where Thomson was staying.

Thomson was later found deceased in his hotel room. Hamilton Police Service is not seeking anyone else in relation to the double homicide. The SIU have been contacted and have invoked their mandate.

The victims in this homicide have been identified as 62-year-old Donald Lowe and Cheryl Nicholl, 32, both of Hamilton.

A post-mortem will be conducted at the Hamilton General Hospital Monday morning on the two victims.

As the SIU have now invoked their mandate, Hamilton Police Service cannot comment any further in relation to the events surrounding Thomson’s death.

Anyone with information in relation to this story is asked to contact 905-546-3874.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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