GTA's first murder victim a Caribbean toddler

Toronto’s first murder victim for 2013 has Caribbean roots.
Evadne Williams-Scott, age 2, was found dead at the Mississauga home of her Canadian-born mother Teresa Williams on New Year’s Day.

The child’s father is Tobago-born Wendell Scott, who had planned to take his child to Tobago to live with him in March.

Little Evadne who lived with her 41-year-old father and 24-year-old mother Teresa Amelia Williams at Colonial Drive, Mississauga, was found the child unresponsive at about 3.45 pm on January 1, after they were summoned by a neighbour.

The officers spotted Williams screaming and behaving hysterically as she stood barefooted outside on the snow-covered balcony behind the town house.

According to the report, police had to subdue the woman with a stun-gun after they found her barricaded inside her home. Neighbours were surprised when the regional police found Evadne dead inside the house, noting that Williams was a “good mom.”

Scott, who is known in Toronto’s drumming circles as Brother Lambfaal, said that Williams was denied bail last Wednesday after being charged with second degree murder and appearing in a Brampton courthouse.

Scott said that since he and Williams ended their ten month relationship in November 2010, they shared custody of their child. “We never lived together and broke up before Evadne was born. But I tried my best to be a good father,” Scott said.

“Since Teresa and I agreed that I would have taken Evadne to live with me in the New Year, I planned to let Evadne live in Tobago in March. Teresa said that she could no longer take care of Evadne and wanted me to take her full-time,” Scott stated.

Scott said his Tobagonian siblings are “deeply hurt” by the sudden news and he intends to seek guidance from the T&T High Commission in Ottawa for his relatives to receive a temporary Canadian visas to attend the funeral.

Meanwhile, the Toronto drumming community has rallied around Scott, and will perform at little Evadne’s wake, although no dates for the wake have been confirmed because of the ongoing police investigation.
No date has been set for the child’s funeral as yet.

An account has been setup for community donations to help the family of this little girl with the cost of her burial. The banking information is as follows: Scotiabank (292 Spadina, at Dundas)
Branch# 21642 Account# 216420571423.

For any further information, please call Osaze Dolabaille at (416) 707-8397