Neighbours call Port Union murder victim a 'wonderful person'

News Dec 06, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk Scarborough Mirror

A man is in police custody after a woman was found murdered in a home in Scarborough’s Port Union neighbourhood early Wednesday.

Police were called to the home, on Bathgate Drive near Lawrence Avenue and Centennial Road, for an unknown trouble at 2:17 a.m.

Officers arrived and found a woman with severe trauma. She was pronounced dead on scene, becoming the city’s 58th murder victim of the year.

A 40-year-old man was arrested on scene.

There is no outstanding suspect and no risk to public safety, police said.

Neighbours say that the victim was a woman in her late 60s or early 70s and that she had been living with her adult son who has mental health issues.

“She was a wonderful person,” Abraham Washington said. “They were nice neighbours.”

Washington said the woman’s husband died a few years ago of natural causes.

The neighbour said the woman told him that her son was sick. “That’s the word she used,” he said, noting, “he had some issue.”

Washington said his sons would help the woman by mowing her lawn.

Police had been at the house before, neighbours say.

“They normally come, spend a few minutes. In and out basically,” said Washington, adding the woman had lived in the house for more than 30 years.

Another neighbour, who didn’t give her name, described the woman and her son as reclusive.

“It was just the two of them. … (They) kept to themselves.”

The neighbour said the woman had a physical disability and used a walker.

“She was the primary caregiver … She would take a cab and go to the grocery store.”

The neighbour noted the victim’s son had odd behaviour.

She recalled when the woman came over to her house because her son had apparently locked her out of the house in the winter. “I remember going over and knocking on the door and window and no (answer), nothing,” she said. “We called probably 20, 30 times, and then finally we called a locksmith to go over and he opened the door.”

Police are asking people with information to call the homicide squad at 416-808-7400.

 

Neighbours call Port Union murder victim a 'wonderful person'

News Dec 06, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk Scarborough Mirror

A man is in police custody after a woman was found murdered in a home in Scarborough’s Port Union neighbourhood early Wednesday.

Police were called to the home, on Bathgate Drive near Lawrence Avenue and Centennial Road, for an unknown trouble at 2:17 a.m.

Officers arrived and found a woman with severe trauma. She was pronounced dead on scene, becoming the city’s 58th murder victim of the year.

A 40-year-old man was arrested on scene.

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There is no outstanding suspect and no risk to public safety, police said.

Neighbours say that the victim was a woman in her late 60s or early 70s and that she had been living with her adult son who has mental health issues.

“She was a wonderful person,” Abraham Washington said. “They were nice neighbours.”

Washington said the woman’s husband died a few years ago of natural causes.

The neighbour said the woman told him that her son was sick. “That’s the word she used,” he said, noting, “he had some issue.”

Washington said his sons would help the woman by mowing her lawn.

Police had been at the house before, neighbours say.

“They normally come, spend a few minutes. In and out basically,” said Washington, adding the woman had lived in the house for more than 30 years.

Another neighbour, who didn’t give her name, described the woman and her son as reclusive.

“It was just the two of them. … (They) kept to themselves.”

The neighbour said the woman had a physical disability and used a walker.

“She was the primary caregiver … She would take a cab and go to the grocery store.”

The neighbour noted the victim’s son had odd behaviour.

She recalled when the woman came over to her house because her son had apparently locked her out of the house in the winter. “I remember going over and knocking on the door and window and no (answer), nothing,” she said. “We called probably 20, 30 times, and then finally we called a locksmith to go over and he opened the door.”

Police are asking people with information to call the homicide squad at 416-808-7400.

 

Neighbours call Port Union murder victim a 'wonderful person'

News Dec 06, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk Scarborough Mirror

A man is in police custody after a woman was found murdered in a home in Scarborough’s Port Union neighbourhood early Wednesday.

Police were called to the home, on Bathgate Drive near Lawrence Avenue and Centennial Road, for an unknown trouble at 2:17 a.m.

Officers arrived and found a woman with severe trauma. She was pronounced dead on scene, becoming the city’s 58th murder victim of the year.

A 40-year-old man was arrested on scene.

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There is no outstanding suspect and no risk to public safety, police said.

Neighbours say that the victim was a woman in her late 60s or early 70s and that she had been living with her adult son who has mental health issues.

“She was a wonderful person,” Abraham Washington said. “They were nice neighbours.”

Washington said the woman’s husband died a few years ago of natural causes.

The neighbour said the woman told him that her son was sick. “That’s the word she used,” he said, noting, “he had some issue.”

Washington said his sons would help the woman by mowing her lawn.

Police had been at the house before, neighbours say.

“They normally come, spend a few minutes. In and out basically,” said Washington, adding the woman had lived in the house for more than 30 years.

Another neighbour, who didn’t give her name, described the woman and her son as reclusive.

“It was just the two of them. … (They) kept to themselves.”

The neighbour said the woman had a physical disability and used a walker.

“She was the primary caregiver … She would take a cab and go to the grocery store.”

The neighbour noted the victim’s son had odd behaviour.

She recalled when the woman came over to her house because her son had apparently locked her out of the house in the winter. “I remember going over and knocking on the door and window and no (answer), nothing,” she said. “We called probably 20, 30 times, and then finally we called a locksmith to go over and he opened the door.”

Police are asking people with information to call the homicide squad at 416-808-7400.