31-year-old Windsor woman the victim in city’s latest homicide
Stefanie Masotti, CTV Windsor
Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:33PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:52PM EDT
Windsor police are now investigating the sudden death of a woman on the weekend as a homicide.
Officers were dispatched to an apartment building located at the corner of University Avenue West and McKay Avenue for a report of a sudden death on Sunday, June 10 at approximately 10 p.m.
Upon arrival, police confirmed a woman was deceased inside an apartment unit.
Police believed the death was suspicious in nature and the residence was held as a potential crime scene.
On Monday, an autopsy was conducted and investigators with the Major Crimes Branch decided to classify this as a homicide case.
The victim has been identified as a 31-year-old woman from Windsor, but police are not releasing her name.
Investigators have interviewed numerous witnesses and believe the victim was in her residence, unit seven in the Selah apartment building, on Saturday night. She was found dead in her residence Sunday evening.
Sergeant Steve Betteridge tells CTV News there is no threat to public safety.
A number of residents who spoke to CTV News say they are shaken and upset about the murder.
This is the fourth homicide of the year in Windsor.
Mal Chol, 20, of Waterloo and Nouraldin Rabee, 19, of Windsor face numerous charges including first degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Chance Gauthier, who was found in an alley of Church Street on February 14. Rabee has not been arrested.
Yusuf Ali, 19, from Windsor, is wanted for one count of first degree murder in the death of 73-year-old Leonard Damm on a home on Bloomfield Road on February 18.
Michael Hiller, 43, is charged with manslaughter in the death of 51-year-old Joe St. Louis at a home on Daytona Avenue on March 24.
The SIU also continues to investigate the death of 33-year-old Matt Mahoney, who was shot by police near Goyeau Street and Tuscarora Street on March 21. That death has not been ruled a homicide as the police watchdog continues to investigate the circumstances around the shooting.