UPDATE: Ontario father charged with death of two sons, ages 9 and 12

Peel police are investigating following the discovery of two dead children at a Toronto-area home, in what police are calling the 24th and 25th homicides in the city of Brampton in 2019.
Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal, QC

UPDATE: A Brampton man has been charged in connection with the death of his two sons, with two counts of first-degree murder.

Edwin Bastidas, 52, was arrested after his two sons, Nicholas, 9, and Jonathan, 12, were found deceased in their home.

The boys are believed to have been suffocated.

The murders are the 24th and 25th homicides in the city of Brampton in 2019.

Police responded to a home near Sandalwood Parkway and Creditview Road in Brampton at around 11 p.m. on Wednesday for a medical call.

Hiberton Crescent (Image: Google Satellite)

Police say the situation has been determined to be an isolated incident with no threat to the community.

“Investigation into the circumstances of what transpired within the residence is ongoing by investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau,” according to police reports.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting

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