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Homicide investigation launched after house fire in Georgina, Ont.

A York Regional Police officer and cruiser. File / Global News

A homicide investigation has been launched after an 85-year-old woman was found dead following a house fire in Georgina, Ont., police say.

York Regional Police said that emergency crews were called to a home on Miami Drive just after 5 a.m. last Saturday, Jan. 15 for reports of a house fire.

Police said the fire was extinguished and the homeowner, identified as Sandy Gauthier, was found dead inside.

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A post-mortem exam led investigators to deem the incident a homicide.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area and hasn’t yet spoken to investigators to come forward.

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Anyone with video footage of the area or incident is also being asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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