BY KELLY ROCHE
Multiple stab wounds killed prominent Mississauga businesswoman Teresa Hsin, and her son – one of three men charged in connection with her death – is the one who reported her missing, Peel Regional Police said Thursday.
“We have arrested those we believe responsible for this horrible crime,” Insp. George Koekkoek told reporters at police headquarters.
Hsin’s only child, Eric Lu, 25, appeared in Brampton court Thursday following an arrest at his home Nov. 11.
Mark Dookhram, 21, was arrested Nov. 9, while Justine Ordonio, 25, was collared Nov. 10.
All men are from Toronto and face a first-degree murder charge.
“We believe that the murder was deliberate and planned and pursuant to an agreement between the three to cause the death” of Hsin, said Koekkoek, adding “but I can’t get into the exact details of that.”
Police are tight-lipped about the case, now before the courts, and aren’t elaborating on motive or the relationships between the accused.
The 59-year-old Hsin, also known as Ming-Chien, had a high profile in the Taiwanese and business communities. Her body was discovered on April 10 in her Black BMW on Robert Speck Pkwy.
Police said the victim had obvious signs of trauma.
Lu contacted police on Apr. 8 saying his mother went missing, said Koekkoek.
“We’ve had a lot of people from the community reaching out to us inquiring about the case and providing information and very, very much concerned,” Koekkoek said.
Hsin was nearly knifed to death in November 2014.
There were “similarities between the two incidents that I can’t go into right now,” said Koekkoek.
Charges haven’t been laid in the 2014 file, however, the incident forms part of the current investigation “and we’re still trying to determine whether or not the two are related or whether these parties are responsible for that as well,” he said.
Koekkoek confirmed Ordonio is known to police.
Regarding the 2015 stabbing which killed Hsin, “we have no information that anybody else is involved,” he said. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (905) 453-2121 ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.