Toronto police identify woman found dead near York University, suspect charged
Published Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:08PM EST
A woman who was found dead in an apartment building near York University in Toronto on Thursday has been identified by police.
Officers responded to a medical emergency call near Murray Ross Parkway and Sentinel Road at approximately 9:41 p.m. When they arrived, police said they located a woman suffering from serious injuries.
She later succumbed to those injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene, police said.
In a news release issued Saturday, police identified the woman as 32-year-old Leah St Jean of Toronto.
As well, police say that a 26-year-old Toronto man has been charged in connection with the ongoing homicide investigation.
Soreeysa Abdi is now facing a second-degree murder charge and is set to appear in a Toronto courtroom on Saturday.
It is unknown if the woman was a student at York University.
Anyone with information relating to the investigation is asked to contact Toronto police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.
With files from CP24’s Kerrisa Wilson