Investment Banker Charged With First-Degree Murder

The Toronto Sun reports that former investment banker David Kenton Reid appeared in court earlier this week, charged in the death of 72-year-old Harley Walker, a man he allegedly met through a gay website.

Walker's body has still not been found, but police discovered that his Toronto home contained blood, and there were apparently signs of a struggle. He went missing on October 13th. Local authorities are certain that he has been murdered.

Reid, 46, is said to have fled the scene by car, which he crashed nearby. He is then believed to have made off on foot, and disappeared for several days, allegedly hiding out in a garden shed. Police discovered his hiding place earlier this week, and Reid gave himself up without a struggle.

The former investment banker is believed to have targeted Walker, who was active in the local nudist community, with the intention of extorting money from him. 

According to, members of the internet forum frequented by Mr Walker spent a week mourning his disappearance.

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