U.S. man using father's ID to cross border charged with dad's murder

This is the section of the Niagara River where a woman's torso was found by tourists Wednesday,...

This is the section of the Niagara River where a woman's torso was found by tourists Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Tourists discovered the body floating in the river between the Rainbow Bridge and the Maid of the Mist tour boat docks. (MIKE DIBATTISTA/QMI AGENCY)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:16 PM ET

A 21-year-old U.S. man posing as his father while trying to enter Canada at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing Monday has been charged with murdering his dad.

Police in Orchard Park, N.Y., southeast of Buffalo, were called to an upscale home around 9:30 a.m. to check on the welfare of the elderly man after getting a call from officials at the Rainbow Bridge.

According to media reports, a man crossed the bridge into Canada on Monday and drew the attention of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers when he used his 70-year-old father's passport to try to cross the border.

Authorities say the young man was dressed in a suit and had shaved back his hairline to make him look older.

He was detained at secondary inspection and border officials contacted Orchard Park Police who went to the home and found the bludgeoned and stabbed body of a 70-year-old man, authorities said.

The son has since been charged with second-degree murder.

CBSA officials, citing privacy legislation, said it is not the practice of the agency to confirm or deny the entry of any individual to Canada.

"The CBSA works closely with local and international law enforcement partners to ensure only admissible people and goods are permitted to enter Canada," CBSA spokesman Teri Mailloux said in an e-mail.

Officials at U.S. Customs and Border Protection referred media inquiries to the Orchard Park Police.

 


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