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21-year-old man charged in connection with homicide investigation in Georgina, Ont.

Police say 21-year-old Bradley Strickler has been charged in connection with a homicide investigation in Georgina, Ont.
Police say 21-year-old Bradley Strickler has been charged in connection with a homicide investigation in Georgina, Ont. York Regional Police / handout

A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with a homicide in Georgina, Ont., police say.

York Regional Police said on Jan. 15, just after 5 a.m., officers received a report of a house fire on Miami Drive.

Police said the fire was extinguished and the homeowner was located deceased inside.

The victim has since been identified as 85-year-old Sandy Gauthier of Georgina.

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Police said her death has been ruled a homicide.

According to police, on Oct. 25, police arrested 21-year-old Bradley Strickler from Georgina.

He has been charged with first-degree murder, sexual assault and arson with disregard for human life.

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Officers said he has been held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in December.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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