Toronto police say a woman who was found lifeless inside an Etobicoke home earlier this month was murdered and they have issued an arrest warrant for her brother.
On Tuesday evening, police said that on Sept. 4 officers attended 18 Stanmills Road, near The Queensway and Islington Avenue, for a medical complaint.
When officers arrived, police said that a woman was found at the bottom of a set of stairs without vital signs.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have identified the woman as 60-year-old Toronto resident Rose Di Pinto.
Following an autopsy that was performed on Sept. 8, police said, the homicide unit took carriage of the investigation and identified John Di Pinto, 55, of Toronto as a suspect.
He is wanted on a second-degree murder charge and police say they are seeking information regarding his whereabouts.
Police confirmed to CTV News Toronto Tuesday that John and Rose were brother and sister.
Di Pinto is Toronto’s 59th homicide victim of the year.