Victim and suspect identifed in Hanover murder
Provincial police have identified the man found dead in Hanover, Ont. early Sunday as 51-year-old Richard Connor.
A male suspect was arrested later the same day and he has since been identified by police as 25-year-old Matthew Lantz of Hanover.
Lantz has been charged with one count of first degree murder. Officials say the men were known to each other.
Police were called to a disturbance at 476 9th Avenue, Connor's home, shortly before 6 a.m. on Sunday and found a man deceased and suffering from obvious signs of trauma.
A male suspect was believed to have fled the scene on foot through a back alley prior to police arriving.
Lantz is scheduled to appear in court in Walkerton on Monday afternoon.
Anyone with further information can contact the Hanover Police Service at 519-364-2411, the OPP at 1-888-910-1122 or their nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.