Police confirm body found is Taneesha Brown, missing Markham woman
MARKHAM Ont. – York Regional Police confirmed to Global News Saturday the body discovered during their search for a missing Markham woman is in fact Taneesha Brown.
Search and Rescue officers found the body in a pond in the area of Edward Jeffries Road and Highway 48 during a ground search.
York Regional Police told Global News there weren’t any signs of trauma on her body and they believe she ended up in the pond because of her own actions. They are now assisting the coroner in the investigation.
Police initially did not confirm the victim’s identity, but said the victim’s clothes matched the description of those Brown was last seen wearing.
Brown, 25, was last seen Jan. 12 when she left a relative’s home at 10:45 p.m. in the area of McCowan Road and Castlemore Avenue in Markham.
York police said she told family members she was going outside for fresh air and never returned.
Brown was later spotted speaking to a man on surveillance video a short time later near Bur Oak Secondary School but police said the interaction didn’t turn up any clues.
Anyone with information on Brown’s case is asked to contact the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.
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