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Toronto police investigate after dead body found in garbage bag

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WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police are carrying out a homicide investigation after a community member discovered a body inside of a garbage bag near a residential area on Eastern Avenue. Brittany Rosen reports – Mar 28, 2022

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Investigators with the Toronto police homicide squad are leading an investigation in the city’s east end.

Inspector David Correa told Global News that police received a call from a community member who discovered a body in a garbage bag.

He said a member of the public found the body in the area of Eastern and Berkshire Avenues.

When police arrived at the scene, they found “an obviously deceased person” inside the bag, Correa said. Police treated it as a “highly suspicious” situation.

The call came around 1:30 p.m. Monday, with both police and paramedics responding.

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Police said there is nothing to indicate a threat to public safety. Officers will be knocking on doors in the Leslieville neighbourhood as the investigation continues.

Correa said there will be a “large” police presence.

The force’s homicide team took over the investigation.

There is no word on the victim’s identity, age or gender. Toronto police said they are also still working to identify the cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing.

— with files from Global News’ Brittany Rosen

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