UPDATE: Man accused of murder in Brantford escapes from custody

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Update: Zedan has been arrested by Thunder Bay police and is back in custody.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service located Zedan at an address in the intercity area just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

The accused was arrested without incident.

A Pickering man charged with murdering two Brantford residents in the summer of 2019 has escaped from jail in Thunder Bay.

Brantford Police Service released a statement on Thursday afternoon that they are “aware of the escape of Kareem Zedan, 22, Wednesday evening from
the Thunder Bay District Jail. Our service learned of this today and we are
working alongside the OPP in sharing information with Thunder Bay PS to help locate and arrest Zedan.”
Zedan was arrested March 24 in Thunder Bay and charged with two
counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Brantford residents Larry Reynolds, 64, and Dorothy Lynn VanEvery, 62.

The accused is described as a Black male standing about 6’1” tall with a thin build. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Zedan is considered dangerous and is possibly armed.

If you see Zedan do not confront or approach him. Immediately call 911.

If you have any information that could assist police in locating Zedan please call 911 or 807-684-1200. Tips can be anonymously supplied through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.
Contact Brantford police at 519-756-7050 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251.

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