LONDON, Ont. — An Ontario man is charged after police discovered the dismembered body of 20-year-old Alex Fraser from Orangeville, Ont., in a London hotel room last weekend.
An autopsy revealed Fraser died from a stab wound, police said.
The suspect in the case — James McCullough, 20, also of Orangeville — is facing one count of second-degree murder and one count of committing an indignity to a human body.
Fraser's body was found after police received a 911 call to the Exeter Road Travelodge Hotel Sunday.
Police revealed little new information Wednesday other than to say the 911 call came within 24 hours of the men checking into the hotel, according to Const. Ken Steeves.
The relationship between the two men is not yet clear, although they are "known to each other," and investigators were still trying to determine how the pair arrived in London.
Police do not have a motive for the killing.
Friends of Fraser describe him as friendly, kind and polite, only deepening the mystery of the man's slaying.
"I struggled with being bullied and he was one of the few people who never gave a crap what anyone else would say and want me to hang out . . . " said one friend, who asked that only her first name, Julia, be published.
--with files from Jennifer O'Brien