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Brantford Police ServiceUpdate - BPS charge two Brantford men with First Degree Murder

Brantford Police Service charged a second man – Jason EDELMAN, 36, of Brantford, with Murder – 1st Degree on August 31, 2022 as a result of the ongoing investigation into the homicide of Peter POTTRUFF.

Edelman and Joseph Cunningham Davis, 34, of Brantford, have both been charged with Murder – 1st Degree. Davis was charged on August 29.

This investigation remains active and ongoing. 

Detectives have interviewed a number of individuals but believe there may be additional individuals who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information related to the investigation.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective John Allan of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext. 2266. 

Additionally, information can also be provided anonymously to Brant – Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m. members of the Brantford Police Patrol section responded to reports of an assault in an area along the Grand River near the Brant’s Crossing Riverfront Skateboard Park on Icomm Drive. 

Upon police arrival, a 49-year-old male victim was located with head injuries. He was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  

The investigation revealed the victim was involved in an alleged property dispute with another group of individuals, during which time he was assaulted.  

The suspects fled the area prior to police arrival and a K-9 track was completed.  

Due to the severity of the injuries, members of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Section were assigned to investigate.  

From the onset of the investigation, police have worked with the family of the victim to provide support and updates related to the progress of the investigation.

In the early hours of Monday, June 20, 2022, despite having received life-saving efforts, the victim, Brantford resident Peter POTTRUFF died as a result of the injuries sustained during the assault.  

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