Body found at Lake Ontario shoreline in Mississauga is that of a woman: police


Published April 4, 2024 at 12:37 pm

Body found in Mississauga is that of a woman.

A body found along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Mississauga last week is that of a woman, police say, adding they expect to release more details surrounding the grisly discovery tomorrow.

Though Peel Regional Police have yet to confirm the person’s identity, a spokesperson told it was the body of a woman that a homeowner found at the water’s edge of their property around the noon hour on March 25.

The police spokesperson added investigators are expected to provide more information on the case on Friday.

At a March 25 media briefing just steps from where the woman’s body was found near Beechwood Avenue and Richey Crescent, police told reporters they believed the body had been there for about 24 to 48 hours.

Const. Richard Chin said at the briefing Mississauga firefighters pronounced the person dead shortly after arriving at the scene along with Peel police officers.

An autopsy is expected to shed light on cause of death as investigators try to piece together the circumstances leading to the woman’s death.

Police have not said if foul play is suspected.

Chin said last week Peel detectives were contacting other police agencies to see if any missing persons match the victim’s description.

The area where the body was found is at Richey Crescent and Beechwood Avenue, just west of Cooksville Creek and RK McMillan Park and east of the Adamson Estate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Peel police at 905-453-2121 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Map shows general area in south Mississauga where the body of a woman was found on March 25.

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