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Woman in life-threatening condition after possibly being assaulted on late-night walk in Whitby

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Durham police has launched an investigation after a woman was found by a creek in Whitby. Brittany Rosen has more on the circumstances surrounding the case.

Durham police say a 50-year-old woman is in life-threatening condition after she was possibly assaulted on a late-night walk in Whitby Tuesday evening.

Police said officers found a woman near a creek southeast of the intersection of Taunton Road East and Anderson Street just before 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Investigators said she was suffering from multiple, serious injuries “consistent with an assault.” She was flown to a Toronto trauma centre.

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Officers have identified her as a woman who was reported missing after going for a walk late at night in the area. Investigators, along with the K-9 team and other resources, searched overnight for her.

Police said an investigation is underway “to determine the nature of this assault.”

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Anyone with new information is asked to call the Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1827 or anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.