Wed, August 11, 2004

Slay mystery in Hamilton


HAMILTON HOMICIDE detectives still have no idea why Jean Paul Page was stabbed to death in his apartment nearly two weeks ago. Page's body was found July 29 when his common-law wife arrived at their Grosvenor Ave. S. home from her night-shift job.

Two knives believed to be the murder weapons are missing from the victim's kitchen.

Hamilton Det.-Sgt. Peter Abi Rashed said the motive remains a mystery and it is not known if Page interrupted a break-in.


"We're looking into the victim's background," he said, but added Page was not known to police. "We have a lot of work ahead of us."

Police did get poor-quality surveillance photos of the possible killer trying to use Page's bank card. The photos are being sent to the U.S to be enhanced and, if that fails, to the FBI.

The possible suspect is described as black, in his early to mid-20s, 5-foot-10 with a medium build, and might have a slight moustache or goatee. He wore a white T-shirt, a dark jacket or hoody, baggy light-coloured pants, slip-on shoes and a "Von Dutch" trucker hat.

The man was last seen at 1 a.m. July 29 trying to use an ATM machine at King and Hughson Sts. in Hamilton.

Also missing from Page's home are a Norcent DVD, a Sony DVD, a key chain with a red metal clip key fob, and wallet.

Tipsters can call Hamilton police at 905-546-2100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.