Police have not said whether the victim was in a relationship with the man they say stabbed her
A 30-year-old Toronto woman who died in a suspected murder-suicide at an east-end apartment building has been identified by police.
Police said in an update on Thursday that officers and paramedics were called to the Birchmount Road highrise, located south of St. Clair Avenue East, just after 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Lorraine Kerubo Ogoti was found in an eighth-floor apartment with life-threatening stab wounds. She died a short time later.
Emergency crews also found a man dead in front of the apartment building and below the unit where Ogoti was found.
Police said a post-mortem examination conducted on the man, whom police identified as 40-year-old Mowlid Hassan, determined he died from blunt force trauma.
Officers said while the investigation continues, no one else is wanted in connection with the incident.
Linda Ogoti, Lorraine’s sister, told Global News Lorraine moved to Toronto from Kenya a year ago and lived with friends.
“She was very friendly, she was very health conscious — warm and loving,” Linda said.
She said Lorraine had a four-year-old son, who lived with their parents. Linda said the family was told Lorraine murdered before her boyfriend died by suicide. She said didn’t know the man.
“She didn’t mention any man in her life … She was very private,” Linda said.
Lorraine Ogoti is Toronto’s second homicide victim of 2019.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Toronto police homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
— Catherine McDonald (@cmcdonaldglobal) January 11, 2019
2 dead in suspected murder-suicide at east-end Toronto apartment, police sources say
Toronto police sources tell Global News two people have died in a suspected murder-suicide at an apartment building in the city’s east end.
Officers and paramedics were called to a Birchmount Road highrise south of St. Clair Avenue East just after 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
A Toronto Paramedic Services spokesperson told Global News two patients were assessed at the scene and no one was taken to hospital.
The body of a man covered by a tarp was seen in front of a building. A woman was found dead inside an apartment unit on the eighth floor.
A police spokesperson said the incident is believed to be isolated and that there’s no immediate threat to public safety.
Toronto police homicide squad investigators are probing the events leading up to the deaths of the woman and the man.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-4100.
#BreakingNews Massive scene at Birchmount & St Clair. Building taped off with @torontopolice tape. Body covered with tarp out front door of building. Ambulance on scene. @torontomedics tell @globalnewsto were called here at 14:15 to assess 2 patients. No one transported yet pic.twitter.com/mDjTrOtU4P
— Catherine McDonald (@cmcdonaldglobal) January 8, 2019