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Man charged with murder after woman found dead at Richmond Hill home: police

York Regional Police said officers were called to a residence on Taylor Mills Drive South, in the Bayview and Crosby avenues area, on Friday for a welfare check. Global News

A man has been charged with second-degree murder after a woman was found dead at a home in Richmond Hill, police say.

York Regional Police said officers were called to a residence on Taylor Mills Drive South, in the Bayview and Crosby avenues area, at 6:35 p.m. Friday for a welfare check.

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The nature of her injuries was not immediately released. A post-mortem exam is expected in the coming days.

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“This is being investigated as a homicide and we await the coroner’s report on cause of death,” Sgt. Clint Whitney told Global News.

Officers also found a 35-year-old Toronto man at the home who needed medical attention and he was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

He is facing a second-degree murder charge and was scheduled to appear in a Newmarket court on Saturday for a bail hearing.

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“We believe they were known to each other,” Whitney said regarding the accused and the victim.

“The nature of their relationship is under investigation.”

Police said they’re not yet publicly identifying the victim as officers are still working to notify her next of kin.

Anyone with information was asked to contact York police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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