Joshua Bennett was killed by ‘multiple stab wounds’ on Kitchener trail: Waterloo police

Waterloo Police have released further details regarding the murder of Conestoga College student Joshua Bennett.

According to the police, the autopsy showed that the 18-year-old Etobicoke native suffered “multiple stab wounds”.

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Police released few other details other than saying that Bennett’s body was found on a path on Paulander Drive around 4:30 a.m. last Friday morning

The next day, police identified the victim and posted a photo in hopes that it would help the investigation.

“This pointless death has no place in our community,” said Police Chief Bryan Larkin on Saturday.

“I want to assure the community that we have a dedicated team of highly skilled investigators who are working hard to find those responsible.”

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Conestoga College said Bennett was a student in the Carpentry and Home Improvement program on the Waterloo campus. Born in Etobicoke, he started his studies in the fall of 2020.

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“It is with great sadness that I share the news that a member of our Conestoga ward was murdered in Kitchener last week,” said College President John Tibbits.

“Our thoughts are with Joshua’s family and friends, his classmates and teachers and everyone who knew him.”

—With files from Matt Carty of Global News

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