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Deceased identified, charges laid in Aurora homicide investigation

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, shortly before 1 a.m., police and Central York Fire Services were called to a house on Edward Street for a report of a fire
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York Regional Police Headquarters file photo. Debora Kelly/NewmarketToday

NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Homicide Unit have identified the victim following a house fire in the Town of Aurora.

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, shortly before 1 a.m., police and Central York Fire Services were called to a house on Edward Street for a report of a fire. When officers arrived they found the house was fully engulfed. Shortly after 2 a.m., firefighters had knocked down the fire and were able to enter the home where they located a body, believed to be an adult man, deceased.

Through a post mortem examination by the Office of the Chief Coroner, the victim has been identified as 38-year-old Troy Stephen Oakley. On Saturday, July 27, 2019, investigators with the Homicide Unit arrested a suspect.

Charged:

  • Melissa Galea, 36, Town of Aurora

Charges:

Charges:

  • First degree murder
  • Arson
  • Uttering threats x6
  • Fail to comply with recognizance

Ms. Galea has been held in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Aug. 15, 2019.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, or email the Homicide Unit at homicide@yrp.ca, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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