Woman who died in domestic murder-suicide at east-end Toronto apartment identified
A 30-year-old Toronto woman who died in a suspected murder-suicide at an east-end apartment building has been identified by police.
Police said in an update on Thursday that officers and paramedics were called to the Birchmount Road highrise, located south of St. Clair Avenue East, just after 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Lorraine Kerubo Ogoti was found in an eighth-floor apartment with life-threatening stab wounds. She died a short time later.
Emergency crews also found a man dead in front of the apartment building and below the unit where Ogoti was found.
Police said a post-mortem examination conducted on the man, whom police identified as 40-year-old Mowlid Hassan, determined he died from blunt force trauma.
Officers said while the investigation continues, no one else is wanted in connection with the incident.
Linda Ogoti, Lorraine’s sister, told Global News Lorraine moved to Toronto from Kenya a year ago and lived with friends.
“She was very friendly, she was very health conscious — warm and loving,” Linda said.
She said Lorraine had a four-year-old son, who lived with their parents. Linda said the family was told Lorraine murdered before her boyfriend died by suicide. She said didn’t know the man.
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“She didn’t mention any man in her life … She was very private,” Linda said.
Lorraine Ogoti is Toronto’s second homicide victim of 2019.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Toronto police homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
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