Suspect in the killing of Tesfaye Kassa to be identified yet.
Tesfaye Kassa, an Ethiopian man who was said to be an active participant and volunteer during the Ethiopian new year celebration, is on Tuesday stabbed to death in Toronto.
According to a report by CTV, it happened around 10:40 P.M. at Allan Gardens – in the Jarvis and Carlton streets area.
What is reported is that police found him with serious injuries and was taken to hospital (unspecified) where he was pronounced dead.
CTV cited a person who claimed to be a close friend of the deceased and who spoke on condition of anonymity reportedly said “He worked at the airport as an engineer. He was a working guy, a humble guy. It’s sad he had to go like that.”
Information shared on the crowdfunding page says “while sitting in a Toronto park taking in some fresh air after work, an armed man attacked him with a knife.”
Tesfaye was a father of a 17 years old daughter.
The suspect is not captured at the time of this writing. Police described the suspect as “Black male in his 20s, standing at five-foot eight inches tall.”
Information shared on social media indicates that Tesfaye was volunteering for the Ethiopian New Year celebration at Christie Pits Park last month.
The mother of the deceased lives in Ethiopia and has reportedly asked that the body of her son be laid to rest in his country of birth.
A GoFundMe fundraising is started to cover the cost of flying his body to Ethiopia.
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What a sad story! Such tragedies involving my dear countrymen/women just break my heart. My family’s prayers and thoughts go out to the loved ones of this victim of a heinous crime. May Allah find them comfort in their pain agony! May he rest in eternal peace!!! Let’s unite and send the last penny we have in our pocket so his loving mother will be able to give her adoring son a dignified burial at the place he was born.