Two found dead in Scarborough Junction apartment: police
Chris Herhalt and Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:49PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:08PM EST
Police say they are investigating after a man and a woman were found dead at an apartment building in the city’s Scarborough Junction neighbourhood on Tuesday afternoon.
Officers were called to the eighth floor of an apartment building at 544 Birchmount Road, south of St. Clair Avenue East at 2:17 p.m., reportedly for a complaint about a person with a knife.
“What they discovered was a male deceased located at the exterior of the building,” Det. Rob Choe told reporters outside the building Monday evening. “Furthering their investigation, they also discovered a female deceased within one of the units in the building.”
Both people had sustained trauma, Cho said, though he could not yet say how they died.
“Both deceased have sustained some significant trauma here. How they sustained their injuries is something we’re trying to ascertain at this point,” he said.
Choe said several witnesses discovered the bodies and police received multiple 911 calls.
He said police are not ruling out any possibilities at this point.
“We’re in the preliminary stages of this investigation. It’s very early,” he said.
Police are not currently looking for any suspects.
“It doesn’t look like we’re looking for anyone right now, however we’re still leaving all the avenues open,”Choe said.
Neither of the victims has been identified so far and Choe said he’s not yet sure if they lived at the building.
A section of the building has been taped off and officers are canvassing for witnesses.