London Police say an investigation launched after a man died after falling from a fourth storey window has resulted in charges against eight Londoners including counts of manslaughter and kidnapping.
The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Matthew Perry of London and police have also learned a second person was the victim of kidnapping, forcible confinement, and assault but did not require medical attention.
Police were called to 446 King Street near Maitland Street just after 5 p.m. on Friday, January 6th and found Perry in medical distress; he was later pronounced dead in hospital. The second victim was found in the fourth story unit.
The King Street address is the location of Victory House, a five-storey, 30-unit affordable housing complex developed by LIFT Non-Profit Housing of London Inc. that opened in 2009.
The post-mortem has shown Perry died of injuries sustained from a fall from height and that the death was a homicide.
As a result of the investigation, London Police have jointly charged 34-year-old Clayton More, 35-year-old Tabitha Williams, 28-year-old Amanda Onstad, 28-year-old Justin Christensen, 35-year-old Bradley Smith, 41-year-old William Tombs, and 47-year-old Allan Baptiste with two counts of forcible confinement, two counts of assault, and one count of kidnapping.
Thirty-seven-year-old David George is charged with one count of assault, forcible confinement, and manslaughter, all in relation to Perry.
Baptiste and Tombs are additionally charged with manslaughter and Tombs faces an additional charges of assault with a weapon in relation to Perry.
Police say Tombs has not been arrested at this time and a warrant has been applied for. Anyone who sees him is asked to contact police and urged not to approach him.