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Accused killer mistakenly released from Ontario jail has been re-arrested: police

Last Updated Apr 2, 2020 at 4:38 pm EDT

Kareem Zedan, 22, of Pickering has escaped custody after being arrested in connection with a double homicide. HANDOUT/Thunder Bay Police Service

Police in Thunder Bay say they have re-arrested an accused murderer who the province says was mistakenly released from a local jail.

Investigators say they found and arrested 22-year-old Kareem Zedan, who is from Pickering, in the city at about 2 p.m. on Thursday.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Solicitor General says the inmate was mistakenly released from the Thunder Bay District Jail on Wednesday evening.

Police had previously said they learned Thursday morning that Zedan “escaped” from the jail.

They say he will now face additional charges. Police say he was “unlawfully at large” prior to him being arrested.

Zedan was initially arrested in Thunder Bay on March 24 and was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 64-year-old Larry Reynolds and 62-year-old Dorothy Lynn VanEvery.

The two were found dead in their home in Brantford on the morning of July 18, 2019.

He will appear in court on April 3.