MARKHAM, Ont. – York Regional Police say they have identified and cleared a vehicle they previously believed may have been linked to a home invasion murder in Markham on Monday.
Police say the owner of the suspected vehicle was a neighbour and came forward to police Wednesday. Both the owner and the vehicle were cleared of any involvement in the case.
Police had previously released details of a vehicle that they believed may have been involved in the home invasion murder.
Investigators are still hoping the public will help them find the three men wanted in the home invasion that left one person dead.
Three men broke into a house on Helen Avenue — in the Kennedy Road and Highway 407 area — at around 10:30 p.m. Monday, and shot and killed a 53-year-old woman, identified by police as Bich-Ha Pan.
Her 57-year-old husband, Huei Hann Pan, was seriously injured and the couple’s 24-year-old daughter was tied up and terrorized.
The daughter managed to free herself and called 911.
Investigators held a press conference Tuesday afternoon at York police #5 district headquarters along with Police Chief Armand LaBarge.
Police are very worried that three suspects capable of such extreme violence are still on the loose.
At this point, it’s unclear what the motive was for the home invasion.
The suspects are described as:
- 28 to 33 years old
- 5’6″ to 5’7″
- Medium build
- Long dreadlocks
- Dark clothing
- 31 years
- 5’7″ to 5’8″
- Thin build
- Bandanna covered his face
- Wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt
- Thin build
- Spoke with a Caribbean accent
York Police released this surveillance video, Tuesday.