Toronto police investigating after woman’s body found in apartment

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WATCH ABOVE: As Catherine McDonald reports, the woman appeared to have been shot in a ninth-floor unit of an apartment building near York University – Jan 22, 2021

Toronto police say they are investigating after a woman’s body was found in an apartment building Thursday night.

Police said officers responded to a medical call at 9:41 p.m. in the area of Murray Ross Parkway and Sentinel Road.

“Honestly, at first, I thought that it was due to the lack of face mask wearers in my building,” Jonathan Olenroot, a neighbour, told Global News on Friday.

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But when officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman in a ninth-floor unit suffering from injuries. The woman, who was a tenant in the building, died at the scene.

Sources told Global News it appeared the victim, who was identified by family members as Leah St. Jean, was shot.

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Police said the homicide squad was called in and took over the investigation.