More details have now started to come to light about the circumstances surrounding an alleged murder/suicide attempt Wednesday near Gerrard Street East and Coxwell Avenue.
Police believe the victim, a woman in her 60s or 70s, was married to her killer, a man of about the same age, who is now in “grave” condition in hospital.
Toronto Police are treating the woman’s death as “suspicious” and the homicide squad in now monitoring the investigation, Const. Wendy Drumond confirmed late Wednesday afternoon.
Paramedics received a call for assistance on Nov. 14 at 12:31 p.m., EMS Deputy Commander David Viljak said.
Once on scene at the Ladykirk Avenue residence, where the retired couple had reportedly lived for more than three decades and raised four now-adult children, EMS workers located two seniors without vital signs.
“We attended a call there and we found two elderly citizens without vital signs,” he said.
The female victim, who was a homemaker, was located suffering from “obvious signs of trauma,” Det. Sgt. Wayne Banks of the Homicide Squad told reporters Wednesday, Nov. 14.
An autopsy is currently underway. Police will decide if the woman’s death is a homicide once the results of the post-mortem examination are in, he explained.
A male, whom neighbours said had worked as a roofer, was also found without signs of life in the house. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and has since been revived.
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- with files from Torstar News Service