UPDATE – Police have confirmed that Shayne MacDonald is in custody.


On Friday, December 16, 2016, at 8 p.m., officers responded to a call for a person with a knife in the College Street and Dufferin Street area.

Officers arrived and found two women with serious stab wounds. They were rushed to hospital via emergency run.

Sarah Vermelhudo, 38, of Toronto, succumbed to her injuries in hospital and was pronounced dead.

The other woman was treated and is expected to make a full recovery.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Shayne MacDonald, 21, of Toronto, is wanted for:

1) Second-Degree Murder
2) Attempt Murder

He is described as 5’10”, 160 lbs., with light-brown hair.

He is considered violent, armed and dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.