For Immediate release:

Unauthorized "Go Fund Me" Account

On December 7, 2017, the Homicide Unit has been advised by the familty of murder victim, Yosif Al-Hasnawi, that an unauthorized "Go Fund Me" account has been titled "Hamilton Hero Funeral Fundraiser".

Police are advising the public NOT to donate to this account as it is unknown where the money is actually going.

This matter is now being investigated by the Hamilton Police Service Major Fraud Branch.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact the Major Fraud Branch at 905-546-3841.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at


Media Inquiries

Any further inquiries in relation to this incident can be directed to:

Detective Sergeant Greg Doerr

Hamilton Police Service

Major Fraud Unit