72-year-old woman charged after body found in north Pickering

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WATCH ABOVE: A 72-year-old has been charged after a woman was found dead in a wooded area in Pickering. Erica Vella reports – Feb 21, 2022

Durham Regional Police say a second-degree murder charge has been laid against a 72-year-old woman after the body of another woman was found in north Pickering.

Police said on Sunday at around 10:30 p.m. officers located the body in a densely wooded area near Concession Road 9 and Sideline 28.

“The death is being treated as suspicious,” police said in a news release on Monday morning.

Forensics were called in and a post-mortem examination of the woman will be conducted to confirm her identity and cause of death.

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In an update Monday afternoon, police said they have charged a woman from Clarington with second-degree murder.

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A residence was secured on Fairway Drive, near Wilmot Creek, in Clarington for evidence, police said.

The identity of the woman charged and of the victim were not released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the major crime homicide unit at 1-888-579-1520. ext. 5247.

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