Police name man wanted in reported machete murder

Toronto Police have named the man they allege is responsible for a murder initially thought to have been carried out by machete in North York last month.

Nader Fadaei was killed at a strip mall on Yonge St between Steeles Ave and Finch Ave on September 19. The 45-year-old old was reportedly with his mother and police say he did not know his killer.

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for 25-year-old Sepehr Yeganehfathollah. He is wanted on a charge of first-degree murder and is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Police say Yeganehfathollah works as a hairstylist. He stands 5'8 with a medium build, has a mole on his left cheek and a short beard. At last check his hair was styled in a fade, very short on the sides and long on top.

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While initial reports were that Fadaei's killer used a machete, Det-Sgt Mike Patterson told NEWSTALK 1010 Tuesday police have evidence to the contrary. Patterson would not say what the murder weapon was.

Police do a have a suspected motive but they are not willing to discuss it.

If you see Yeganehfathollah, call 911. If you have information about his whereabouts, call police at 416-808-7400 or contact Crime Stoppers.

with files from Hayley Cooper