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Toronto police investigate suspected murder-suicide in Bathurst Street area

Toronto Police Service says it has launched an investigation into an apparent murder-suicide that occurred on Jan. 2.

Police say they responded to a call from a residence in the Bathurst Street and Baycrest Avenue area around 8:20 a.m.

Once on scene, first responders located two people dead, a man and a woman.

The man was identified by police as 28-year-old Mert Sozdinler of Toronto.

Officers said they will not be releasing the identity of the woman at this time.

The two victims were known to each other, police confirmed in a release.

Police also said Sozdinler’s body showed signs of trauma.

Homicide investigators say they believe the deceased woman is responsible for both deaths.

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Officers are asking anyone familiar with the victims to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

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