Man pulled from Rideau River in Ottawa ID’d as suspect in London murder

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Man pulled from Rideau River in Ottawa ID'd as suspect in London murder

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has identified the man pulled from the Rideau River in Ottawa, Ont. on Saturday.

The man has been identified as 23-year-old Muhab Sultanaly Sultan.

Sultan was wanted by London Police in regards to the murder of Jeremy Cook.

Cook was killed on June 14 while trying to retrieve his lost cell phone in the Highbury and Huron area.

Ottawa Police said in a statement  last Thursday they were searching for a missing man who entered the Rideau River  last Wednesday evening.

Sultan is believed to be involved in an incident where he attempted to run over two Ottawa Police officers who were on-duty on their bicycles at the time.

One of the officers was struck and sustained minor injuries. A vehicle pursuit began involving a police cruiser and the suspect’s vehicle was abandoned. The passenger was arrested, but the driver remained at large at the time. A canine track was not successful in locating the driver.

Ottawa Police then received a number of calls from Ottawa residents about a suspicious man. The man was observed attempting to swim across the Rideau River.

Jeremy Cook was shot while trying to retrieve his lost cell phone in the Huron/Highbury area on June 14. (Photo courtesy of London Police/Family of Jeremy Cook)

Officers attended and two of them went into the water after the man who was showing signs of distress. As the officers got closer to the suspect, he went under the water.

His body was recovered on Saturday.

The SIU is still investigating the circumstances of his death.

The Special Investigations Unit investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

Police in London continue to search for two other suspects involved in Cook’s death.

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