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Boy, 14, found dead near Mississauga park victim of homicide: police

‘Obvious signs of trauma’ found on body of 14-year-old Mississauga murder victim
WATCH ABOVE: Peel Regional Police are investigating the death of a Mississauga teen. Shallima Maharaj reports.

Peel Regional Police say a 14-year-old boy found dead near a park in Mississauga is the victim of a homicide.

Police said they received a call just before 8 a.m. Friday of a body found in the area of Truscott Drive and Southdown Road.

Authorities said the boy did not attend nearby Elementary School Horizon Jeunesse.

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“I can confirm the boy did not attend the school. There’s no ties to the school right now,” Const. Iryna Yashnyk said.

Police had initially said the boy was 13 but later said that he was in fact 14.

Police said their forensics team is on scene to determine the circumstances surrounding the death.

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Peel Regional Police say a 14-year-old boy found dead in a Mississauga Park had “visible signs of trauma.”

Police say boy found dead in Mississauga park had signs of trauma
Police say boy found dead in Mississauga park had signs of trauma

The homicide squad has taken over the investigation.

“We have our homicide and missing person bureau on scene investigating and we’re looking to speak to any witnesses that may have information or have witnessed the incident,” Yashnyk said.

The death is the 25th homicide in Peel Region this year.