Canada-wide warrants out for Lafortune torture suspect

Lafortune’s former roommate wanted in connection with the gruesome assault

Investigators in Regina and Calgary have issued arrest warrants for 30-year-old Dustin Ward Paxton in connection with the gruesome assault of 26-year-old Dustin Lafortune, a former Calgarian who was burned, beaten, and dumped at a Regina hospital in April. Paxton, Lafortune’s former roommate and colleague at a moving business in Calgary, has no fixed address, police said. “This investigation took four months, for a number of reasons, one being that it stretched from British Columbia to Winnipeg, including four provinces and four different police agencies,” said Det. Doug Crippen of the Calgary Police Service. The last public statement by police regarding this case dates back to May 19, when they confirmed officers had gone to a Regina apartment block not far from the hospital where LaFortune was dropped off.

CBC News

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