Family physician allegedly killed by her husband is originally from Tecumseh
A family doctor allegedly killed by her husband is from Tecumseh.
On Friday night, Mohammed Shamji, 40, was arrested and charged at a coffee shop in Mississauga, a day after the body of Elana Fric Shamji, also 40, was found by a roadway north of Toronto, police said.
She was reported missing by her mother on Wednesday. Police said she died of strangulation and blunt force trauma.
Elana Shamji attended St. Anne high school in Tecumseh and also the University of Windsor.
According to a LinkedIn profile, she was a family physician at the Scarborough Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. She was also a member of the health policy committee at the Ontario Medical Association (OMA).
In a statement Saturday, Dr. Tom Chan of Scarborough and Rouge Hospital said, “We are shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Dr. Elana Fric Shamji. We send our condolences to her family and friends. We will be working with our team in the Department of Family and Community Medicine to have physicians ready to care for her patients.”
According to an online biography, Mohammed Shamji worked at Toronto Western Hospital as a surgeon-scientist and a staff neurosurgeon. He is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Toronto.
Police said the couple was married for more than 10 years and they had three children together.