Woman found dead in Oshawa home by grandchild deemed a homicide, police say

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Durham Regional Police say the death of a 67-year-old woman, who was found dead in her home by a grandchild, has been deemed a homicide.

Police said on Tuesday at around 3:30 p.m. officers were called to a residence on Phillip Murray Avenue after a young child came home to find his grandmother dead inside.

Investigators called the woman’s death suspicious at the time.

A post-mortem examination revealed there was significant trauma to the woman’s body that is not consistent with accidental or self-inflicted injuries, police said in a news release Thursday.

Read more: Police investigating suspicious death of 67-year-old woman in Oshawa

The woman was identified by police as Ruth Humphries.

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Police said this is Durham Region’s sixth homicide of the year.

Investigators are asking anyone with information that might help the investigation to come forward.

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