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Niagara police seek suspect for murder in missing persons case

David Mathew Brown, 46, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant

Police say they now have a suspect in a Niagara Falls missing persons case that was later deemed a homicide.

Niagara Regional Police say David Mathew Brown is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant on a charge of second degree murder.

The warrant is part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Tenille Olivia King (whose last name was also given as Lepp in earlier missing persons reports).

The woman was last seen alive on Oct. 25 and had been reported missing. Her body was recovered on Nov. 3.

The investigation into her death is being led by the NRPS Homicide Unit. 

Brown, 46, of no fixed address, was last seen in the Sudbury area on Nov. 4 on foot, police say.

His current whereabouts are unknown. 

"Brown is known to live a transient lifestyle and is resourceful in the wilderness, living off of the land," police said in a news release.

Brown is described as:

  • White male
  • 5’11”
  • 170 pounds
  • Blue/hazel eyes
  • Tattoos on his left arm (Tribal design, mermaid, and flame arm band on upper arm)

Brown was last seen wearing:

  • Brown construction overalls
  • Black sweater with “buffalo plaid”
  • Black rubber winter boots
  • Carrying a brown military style back pack

Brown is considered to be dangerous. Police say anyone who observes Brown's whereabouts should call 911 immediately, and not approach him.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service dedicated tip line at 289-248-1058.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to people who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.