Police link explosives to double homicide

Police have linked a stash of explosives and weapons found at Dayton Self Storage on Wednesday to a double murder that happened last spring.

Durham Regional Police spokesperson Dave Selby said the discovery was “part of an ongoing investigation that we’re doing.”

Due to this, he could not release any more details about the incident.

It has now been revealed that the murder of two Pickering men, whose bodies were found in the trunk of a car last May, is what brought police to the storage unit at Kennedy Road and Progress Avenue.

The DRPS Major Crime Branch executed a search warrant around 6:30 p.m. and found weapons and explosives inside. Selby could not release any details concerning the type of weapons or explosives found.

Police evacuated the area for investigation which halted service on the Scarborough RT between Kennedy and McCowan stations, and the Stouffville GO line outside of Agincourt. Progress Avenue was also closed between Midland Avenue and Kennedy Road.

Police called the Emergency Task Force explosives unit to the scene before containing the materials in a steel drum for transport.

Highway 401 was closed around 9 p.m. from Kennedy Road to the Don Valley Parkway while police took the drum to the Leslie Street Spit. The contents were then detonated shortly after 11 p.m.

Transit resumed at 7 p.m., while the highway reopened around 11 p.m.

John Le and Vijay Singh both face charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping, and forcible confinement in connection to the murders, but no arrests have been made in connection with Wednesday’s incident.