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Homicide police investigating after body found in Aurora house fire

Police are appealing for witnesses to the suspicious fire that occurred early today
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YRP crime scene police car
Supplied photo/York Regional Police

NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Homicide Unit are seeking witnesses following a suspicious 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, deceased.

The Coroner attended and deemed the circumstances of the death to be suspicious. As a result, officers with the York Regional Police Homicide Unit are leading this ongoing investigation. The deceased has not been identified.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area to please come forward.

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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