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Death of woman who called 911 for help at Toronto park being treated as homicide

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WATCH ABOVE: A homicide investigation is underway after a woman who called 911 for help was found dead in a west-end Toronto park. Erica Vella reports – Feb 27, 2021

Toronto police officers say they’re treating the death of a woman who called 911 for help at a west-end park as a homicide.

“She was looking for help. She was looking for assistance from the police because she was in crisis,” Insp. Andy Singh told reporters late Friday.

It was just after 10:45 a.m. when Singh said officers were called to a trail in King’s Mill Park, near the TTC’s Old Mill subway station and the Humber River, by the woman, who is believed to be in her 60s.

He said 22 Division officers later found the woman with “very significant” injuries. She died a short time later.

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He wouldn’t elaborate on the circumstances leading up to the 911 call or the nature of the woman’s death.

As of Friday evening, officers didn’t release suspect information.

Officers were going to block off the scene until Saturday in order for officers to gather evidence.

However, Singh pleaded for anyone who was in the park between 10 and 11 a.m. who may have heard cries for help or saw anything suspicious to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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