UPDATE: Police Release Cause Of Death In Barrie Double Murder

Suspect back in court Wednesday

Saturday – Barrie Police say the two men found dead this week in a home on Eden drive in Letitia Heights were stabbed to death. They have been identified as 73 year old Alan Mallinson and his 39 year old son Matthew. A 45 year old man has been charged with two counts of First Degree Murder, and one each of Indignity to a Bodyand Flight from Police. He will be back in court Wednesday.

Wednesday afternoon –  The man charged in connection to a Barrie double homicide made his first appearance in court today.  A publication ban has been placed on the details of the case, but the 45-year-old suspect faces two counts of First Degree Murder, and one each of Indignity to a Body, and Flight from Police. The suspect is being held in custody until his next court appearance, via video, on February 3rd.

Wednesday morning – A 45 year old man appears in Barrie court this morning, arrested after police discovered the bodies of two men early Tuesday morning in a home on Eden Drive. Police say they may have been dead for 4-5 days.

Tuesday – A man is in custody in connection with a double-homicide discovered early this morning. Barrie Police attended an address in the north end after OPP had stopped to speak with a driver who was stopped around 2:00 this morning on Highway 26 in Springwater Township with his emergency lights flashing. After a brief discussion, the driver fled the scene with police in pursuit. The case was terminated, for safety reasons, when the driver turned south onto Highway 27. Armed with the address of the owner of the vehicle, Barrie officers went to the home on Eden Drive and found two dead males. Police believe the two men had been deceased for four to five days before their discovery. A third man who lives at the house, was arrested by OPP in Shanty Bay after reports of a suspicious person came in. Barrie Police say this is the man police spoke to on Highway 26, a 45-year-old who resides with the two victims. Names of the deceased have not been released. Anyone with information that would help in the investigation is asked to call Barrie Police Homicide Unit at 705-725-7025 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).