UPDATE – Suspect in Brantford Double Murder Escapes, Now Back in Custody

A Pickering man arrested last week and charged with murder in a Brantford double homicide is now back in custody following an apparent escape.

Kareem Zedan, 22, was located by Thunder Bay police in the intercity area just after 2:00pm Thursday and was arrested without incident.

Zedan had been in custody at the Thunder Bay District Jail since his arrest in the area on March 24. Police in Thunder Bay say they discovered the suspect was unlawfully at large Thursday morning.


Zedan is charged with two counts of first-degree murder following an investigation into the deaths of Dorothy Lynn VanEvery, 62, Larry Reynolds, 64. The couple were found shot to death in their Brantford home on July 18, 2019.

In a release Thursday morning, Thunder Bay police say they had just learned of Zedan’s release and were taking all necessary steps to locate and re-arrest the suspect.

Brantford Police say they were aware of the situation and were working with OPP in sharing information with Thunder Bay police to help locate and arrest Zedan.

Zedan is schedule for a court appearance tomorrow (Friday, April 3). New charges are pending.