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London, Ont. police investigating after woman found dead in home, man arrested

Police were in the area of Phillbrook Drive and Billybrook Crescent Saturday, March 12, 2022. Scott Monich/980 CFPL

London, Ont., police say officers are investigating after a person was found dead inside a home in the city’s north end.

Police say around 6:20 p.m. Friday, emergency crews responded to a residence on Billybrook Crescent, which is near Adelaide Street North and Fanshawe Park Road East.

When they arrived, police say the body of a female was found inside the home.

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“An adult male was taken into custody in relation to the incident,” said Constable Travis Buckle. “The investigation is ongoing. At this time, there is no risk to public safety.”

Police confirmed on Twitter at 12:24 p.m. Saturday that the death has been deemed a homicide, and the victim was known to the accused.

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A 52-year-old London man has been charged with second degree murder, police say.

The accused appeared in court Saturday and will remain in custody.

Ben, a neighbour who declined to give his last name for privacy reasons, recalled seeing the family in the past and seeing their children play with other kids.

“(I was) born and raised since six years old here. I was getting home from work around 8 p.m. (Friday). A plethora of police cars here, and I was wondering why a house was taped off on my street. It’s been quiet for the 20-some odd years I’ve been living here, so it’s a big shock.”

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The investigation is in its early stages and police say more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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