Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

article imageMan sought for Toronto murder, thought to be in S. Korea Special

By KJ Mullins     Jan 29, 2010 in Crime
After four arrests concerning a murder from May 2007, Toronto Police are looking for a final suspect. A warrant has been sent out for Sang-Woo Ye, 27, of Toronto. Ye is believed to be in South Korea.
Ye also goes by the name Michael. He is described as 6'1", 200 lbs. with brown eyes and straight black hair.
Toronto Police believe that Ye is in South Korea. Investigators are appealing to Ye to surrender to police.
Homicide Squad Detective Sergeant Dan Nielsen of the Toronto Police said in a phone interview that Ye is a Canadian citizen with family in South Korea. Ye has a visa that has been extended once to be in that nation.
The murder took place on May 9, 2007. Khuong Nguyen was shot in the head during the commission of a robbery at a marijuana grow-op.
"We believe that Ye was the shooter in this case," Nielsen said.
On May 23, 2007, Brian Linh Nguyen, 35, of Toronto, was arrested for First Degree Murder and then
on March 20, 2008, Gunil "Tony" Yang, 22, of Toronto, was arrested for First Degree Murder. Both have since plead guilty to other offenses and have been sentenced.
On November 19, 2008, Viet Cong Dao, 26, of Toronto, was arrested for First Degree Murder.
On January 9, 2009, Brian Jungick Lee, 22, of Toronto, was arrested for First Degree Murder.
Both suspects have plead guilty on lesser charges and are awaiting sentencing.
Brian Linh Nguyen was related to the murder victim.
Nielsen said, "We believe that the crime was an inside job. It appears that Ye was recruited for the job. He was not the ringleader."
According to Nielson the South Korean authorities have been working with Toronto Police to locate Ye. The police have had at least one contact with Ye's lawyer.
"The Toronto Police are urging Ye to turn himself in."
Ye can turn himself in to Korean authorities or to the Canadian Embassy. He will have to undergo legal proceedings in Korea for his return to Canada to face charges.
More about Sang woo, Murder, Grow-Op
More news from
Latest News
Top News