Police identify victims of Etobicoke triple homicide
Toronto police officers gather outside an Old Burnhamthorpe Road townhouse complex early Tuesday, July 16, 2013, as they investigate a triple homicide. (Tom Stefanac/CP24)
Chris Kitching and Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:17AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:18PM EDT
The victims of a triple homicide in Etobicoke are the mother, great aunt and great uncle of the suspect, Toronto police confirm.
Police identified the victims Wednesday as Tatiana Khalilova, 49, of Toronto, Svetlana Babaega, 76, of Russia, and Victor Zybin, 76, of Russia.
Babaega and Zybin came from Russia in the spring for an extended stay, police told CP24.
Their bodies were found by the suspect’s father in an Old Burnhamthorpe Road townhouse Monday evening, police say.
The 22-year-old suspect, Alexander Khalilov, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder.
Khalilova is the suspect’s mother, Babaega is his great aunt and Zybin is his great uncle, police say.
Autopsies are being conducted to determine the cause of their deaths.
The victims are survived by Khalilova’s husband and a daughter, police say.
Police say they still have no idea what motivated the killings.
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