London police seek public’s help in tracing homicide victim’s recent past – The London Free Press

London police are asking citizens to help map out the final days of a 60-year-old man whose body was found near the Thames River Friday night in what investigators are now calling a homicide.

William Edward MacPherson

Saturday night, police publicly identified the man as William Edward MacPherson and announced an autopsy had ruled his death as a homicide. His body was found along the banks of the Thames River near Wortley Road and Stanley Street – just north of the Old South neighbourhood – at about 7:45 p.m. Friday.

Investigators are trying to determine MacPherson’s activities between last Monday – August 6 – and the night his body was found. They made public a photo of MacPherson and have asked anyone who recalls seeing him or interacting with him last week to contact police.

Anyone with “information about his movement or whereabouts” is asked to call London police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

MacPherson was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-mortem examination was performed Saturday at University Hospital. That’s when the death — initially publicly ruled “suspicious” — was formally declared a homicide.