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More evidence from double-homicide gathered by Barrie police

By Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner

Barrie police forensic investigators leave a William Street home on Wednesday where police say James and Nickolas Pasowisty died as a result of multiple stab wounds. Police say the scene has been cleared and their investigation is ongoing. Anyone who was in the areas of William Street or Marcus Street between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 8, or could have video surveillance of the areas, is asked to call police at 705-725-7025, ext. 2160 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Barrie police forensic investigators leave a William Street home on Wednesday where police say James and Nickolas Pasowisty died as a result of multiple stab wounds. Police say the scene has been cleared and their investigation is ongoing. Anyone who was in the areas of William Street or Marcus Street between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 8, or could have video surveillance of the areas, is asked to call police at 705-725-7025, ext. 2160 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Barrie police have wrapped up their investigation at the scene of last week's double homicide at a William Street home.

According to autopsies completed earlier this week in Toronto, 51-year-old James Pasowisty and his 19-year-old son Nickolas Pasowisty died from multiple stab wounds at the Allandale-area house last Wednesday.

Forensic investigators were seen leaving 54 William St., Wednesday afternoon, one of them holding a large box.

"The forensic investigation unit went back to do a couple of follow-ups, processing items they had to do after their initial processing of the scene," said Barrie police Const. Nicole Rodgers. "They had a few other things they had to check up on and had to attend to for the investigation."

The scene has been released, she said, adding a biological, infectious and hazard clean-up team was expected to begin their work Wednesday afternoon.

"Once the scene is released, the landlord or owner of the house is responsible for contacting the cleaning company," Rodgers said.

"The lower unit has people living in it," she added. "They were allowed back in when the scene was released."

While the canvassing of neighbours by officers is complete, the investigation is ongoing, she added.

"It’s not over yet," Rodgers said. "The arrests have been made and now it’s about collecting evidence and determining what happened. Our detectives will be working long and hard on this for quite a while.

"We’re obviously looking to speak with anyone who may have information or knowledge of the incident," Rodgers said. "Even though you may have what you feel is a small amount of information, it might be the key that is missing for detectives. No bit of information is too small."

City police received two 911 calls from the William Street house at 3:20 a.m. last Wednesday, Feb. 8 and went to the house, located between Burton Avenue and Holgate Street, where two bodies were found.

Both James and Nickolas Pasowisty lived upstairs in the two-unit house, police said.

Dyrrin Daley, 24, of Barrie, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. His second court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

Anyone who was in the areas of William Street or Marcus Street between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 8, or could have video surveillance of the areas, is asked to call police at 705-725-7025, ext. 2160 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

A visitation for James and Nickolas Pasowisty has been scheduled for Monday from noon until 1 p.m. at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, located at 30 Worsley St., followed by a service.

imcinroy@postmedia.com



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