Two sought in student slaying

A full-time Centennial College student became Toronto’s latest homicide victim after he was found dead in his apartment Feb 10.

Toronto police say Alex Eracleous, 30, was shot in a Scarborough apartment near Kennedy Road and Hwy. 401, around 8: 45 p.m. when they responded to a 911 call from the apartment. Eracleous, a psychology student at Centennial College, lived in the apartment with his mother, who was not there at the time of the shooting.

Police also say the person who called 911 is an acquaintance of the victim who was in the unit at the time of shooting. He is co-operating with the investigation, but claims he does not know the suspects.

The funeral for Eracleous was held this past Tuesday on the 17th at a Scarborough church.

<>Many tributes and memorials have been made from several of his friends, classmates and family members on a Facebook group dedicated in his memory. It has served as an information hub for the latest information of the murder.

“Alex was a wonderful son, brother and uncle,” said Angie Sardelis-Eracleous, Eracleous’ sister-in-law in a post from the group.

“Until this is solved I don’t think there will be closure for anyone of us. I beg everyone to help the police if they can, any little bit can help, even if you don’t think.”

Police are still searching for two men, who were videotaped entering the apartment before the shooting. They were later caught dashing out the building later from a different door. Footage from the apartment’s security cameras has been released. Police have also released enhanced the images of the subjects from the video.

One suspect in the homicide is described as white, around 21, five feet six inches tall, 130 pounds, wearing a backwards black baseball cap, a fur-collared jacket, and white running shoes. The other suspect is described as black, also in his early 20’s, wearing round-rimmed glasses and armed with a handgun.

The suspects were last seen leaving the apartment building in a small, older model four-door car that is either black or dark grey, police detectives said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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By: Tevy Pilc
Posted: Feb 20 2009 12:08 pm
Filed under: News