A 16-year-old has been arrested as the 5th suspect in the death of a 38-year-old Hamilton woman, Danielle Strauss.
Strauss’ body was found by a building superintendent in her suite before 11 a.m. on Nov. 10.
According to the Hamilton Police Service, a 16-year-old boy was located and arrested at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on December 31, 2022, and was charged with second-degree murder.
The youth, whose identity is not being revealed due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been remanded in custody following a brief court appearance this past week.
He’s one of three teens accused in the second-degree murder of 38-year-old Danielle Strauss at her home on Ferguson Avenue North south of Barton Street.
“Hamilton Police Service would like to thank our law enforcement partners for their assistance with this case, as it relates to the youth accused who fled to Czechia,” officials said.
“This includes Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), RCMP Interpol services, Global Affairs Canada and the Peel Regional Police Service.”
A 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were arrested and charged with second-degree murder back on November 28.
In early December, police announced a 40-year-old woman and a 42-year-old woman had both been arrested and charged with accessory after the fact of the murder.