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UPDATE: Police investigating suspicious death at Newmarket house

A 22-year-old woman died in hospital this morning; cause of death has not been confirmed

UPDATE, 12:45 p.m.: York Regional Police have provided some details of the homicide but say it’s still the early stages of the investigation. 

Speaking to media from the scene, Const. Amy Boudreau said the victim was found outside the home but she didn’t have specific details on where. 

“You can see a section behind me that’s cordoned off. Everything with those boundaries are actively being investigated right now,” she said. 

The cause of death is still under investigation and she did not provide details on the nature of the victim’s injuries. 

It is not yet known how many people were at the residence at the time, if the victim was a resident of the home, or who called 911, Boudreau said. 

There have not been any arrests made, however, she maintained there is no danger to the public. 

“At this time in the early stages of the investigation, we don’t have concerns for public safety. We are looking to have any information from the community to come forward to help determine what happened here,” Boudreau said. 

Officers will be canvassing the area to find out if neighbours have any information or video surveillance that could aid in the investigation.

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UPDATE, 11:15 a.m.: York Regional Police are investigating a suspicious death in Newmarket after a 22-year-old woman died in hospital this morning.

Police responded to a report of an injured person at about 1:30 a.m. at a house on Prospect Street, south of Gorham Street.

The woman was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

The cause of death has not been confirmed, police said.

Homicide investigators are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, who have not yet spoken to police, to come forward.

They are also appealing to anyone in the area with residential video surveillance or dashcam footage that may have captured anything suspicious to 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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A police presence has been visible in the area of Prospect and Gorham streets since early this morning, with York Regional Police yet to reveal details of the investigation.

Police have said there is no threat to public safety.

A house on Prospect Street, south of Gorham, is surrounded by police tape and several police vehicles have been parked nearby since about 6 a.m. Friday, July 29.

Additional police vehicles arrived on the scene at about 10:20 a.m. as the investigation continues.

NewmarketToday has a reporter on the scene, with details regarding the incident expected to be released by police shortly. Media relations officer Const. Amy Boudreau is expected on the scene at 11:30 a.m. 

This story will be updated.

— With files from Debora Kelly


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