Toronto police say a man faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of a woman in Scarborough’s Port Union neighbourhood early this morning.

Officers from 43 Division were called to a home on Bathgate Drive, near Lawrence Avenue East and Port Union Road, at around 2:15 a.m. for a 911 call regarding “unknown trouble,” Det. Leslie Dunkley told CP24 at the scene.

“Upon arrival, they located a female suffering from obvious signs of trauma,” Dunkley said.

The woman was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

She was later identified as Nina Hardie, 72.

Dunkley confirmed that one male suspect is in custody and he lives of the home where the victim was found.

He was later identified by police as Christopher Hardie, 40.

He has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.

Hardie appeared in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Wednesday afternoon.

Dunkley urged witnesses to come forward and speak to police.

“If anyone has seen or heard anything they are asked to contact the homicide squad,” he said.

“There is no safety concern in regards to public safety at this time.”