REGINA, Saskatchewan, May 20 (UPI) -- A neighbor says he heard screams and the sound of blows from the Regina apartment where a Canadian man may have been tortured by his roommate.
Regina police raided the apartment Tuesday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. CBC learned of the raid from sources, and police would only confirm they were investigating an assault case.
The victim, Dustin LaFortune, 26, was dumped at Regina General Hospital, about half a block from the apartment building, last month. He was emaciated and had severe injuries, including burns.
The landlord said LaFortune's identification was used to rent the apartment, but he told CBC he could not be sure the person who used it was LaFortune.
Dann McKenzie, who lived in the apartment underneath, said he only saw one person entering and leaving the apartment, LaFortune's alleged roommate. He said the man moved in about a month before LaFortune was dumped.
McKenzie said he complained to the landlord about the noises coming from upstairs and wishes now he had gone to police. He said he heard shouting and screaming.
"The sound when someone hits someone, that flesh-on-flesh, it's sort of unmistakable," he said.