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Sarnia police have arrested 2 suspects in killing of retiree

Sarnia police have arrested two suspects in the recent killing of a 62-year-old man. 

Both suspects are to be charged with first degree murder

Sarnia police have made two arrests in the killing of Allen Schairer, 62. (Dan Taekema/CBC)

Sarnia police have arrested two suspects in the recent killing of a 62-year-old man. 

The first suspect, 35, was arrested without incident on Wednesday at around 9:30 p.m. and the second suspect, 28, was arrested Thursday, police said.

The first suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 8. 

Both were arrested on grounds of first-degree murder in the death of Allen Schairer.

Schairer, the city's fourth homicide victim this year, was found dead on Tuesday at a home on Devine Street in Sarnia.

Schairer was a retired parks and recreation city worker, according to Bradley.

Police are probing whether there could be links between this case and another recent homicide that took place less than 2 kilometres away.

On Saturday, Sue Elin Lumsden, 66, was found dead at a home on Essex Street. Police said they continue to investigate the murder of Lumsden and are asking that anyone with information come forward. 

'More than anxious'

Sarnia has seen four homicides in the span of a few weeks. The city had three homicides in all of 2020.

"I would say the public here is more than anxious," Bradley told CBC News Wednesday.

"They're very concerned about their personal safety and their families. It's a legitimate concern to have." 

Police released no details on the locations or details of the arrests.

With files from Dan Taekema, CBC News

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