No motive or relationship, but charges in a fatal stabbing outside mosque

Police are looking for this suspect, possibly in connection with two murders

Toronto Police say a 34-year-old man from Toronto has been charged with first-degree-murder in the death of a man who worked as a volunteer at a mosque in Rexdale.

Guilherme “William” Von Neutegem was arrested today in the death of 58-year-old Mohamed-Aslim Zafis.

Police say the killing appears to be random, with no motive and no known relationship between the victim and the suspect.

Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, 58, was killed in a stabbing outside a mosque in Rexdale. (Handout)

Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, 58, was killed in a stabbing outside a mosque in Rexdale. (Handout)


Police had earlier said they believed this killing was linked to the stabbing death of another man, found on a walking path near Highway 27 and Humber College Blvd.

Today, officers stopped short of calling Von Neutegem a suspect in that case as well.