Woman found dead inside Etobicoke home was murdered, police say; warrant issued for brother

TORONTO — Toronto police say a woman who was found lifeless inside an Etobicoke home earlier this month was killed and investigators have issued a warrant for her brother in connection with the incident.

On Tuesday evening, police said that on Sept. 7 officers attended 18 Stanmills Road, near The Queensway and Islington Avenue, for a medical complaint.

When officers arrived, police said that a woman was found at the bottom of a set of stairs without vital signs.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have identified the woman as 60-year-old Toronto residents Rose Di Pinto.

Following an autopsy that was performed on Sept. 8, police said that the homicide unit took carriage of the investigation and identified John Di Pinto, 55, of Toronto as a suspect.

He is wanted on a second-degree murder charge and police say they are seeking information regarding his whereabouts.

Police confirmed to CTV News Toronto Tuesday that John and Rose were brother and sister. 

Di Pinto is Toronto‚Äôs 59th homicide victim of the year. 

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