Police tighten time window in tracing homicide victim’s final days – The London Free Press

London Police have narrowed the time frame of interest for mapping out the final days of a 60-year-old man found in a ravine near the Thames River.

Police earlier appealed to the public for information about William MacPherson’s activities and movements during the week of Aug. 6. Police are now focusing in on the morning of Thursday Aug. 9 to Friday Aug. 10 at 7:45 p.m., when officers located MacPherson’s body.

Police said MacPherson was seen Thursday just before noon walking westbound on Bathurst Street from Richmond Street. He was wearing blue shorts and a blue shirt at the time, police said.


Anyone with information about MacPherson’s activities, whereabouts and who he was with from that time forward is asked to call the London Police.

A citizen first alerted police on Friday night about a body in the area of Wortley Road and Stanley Street, just north of the Old South neighbourhood.

During the weekend, police identified the man as William Edward MacPherson and said an autopsy concluded his death was a homicide.

Police said a search of the scene was conducted Sunday and the scene has since been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Information can also be sent anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.