07/28/2015 12:40 EDT | Updated 07/28/2016 05:59 EDT

Police divers searching for man encased in cement in Welland Canal

Niagara police divers will be searching the waters of the Welland Canal for a missing Mississauga man who police believe has been murdered.

Toronto police believe Shawn Kapadia was killed and his body taken to a home in Wainfleet, where it was encased in cement.

Witnesses spotted a backhoe leaving the home with a concrete block in its front bucket. Police now suspect that block may have been dumped in the Welland Canal.