Durham Regional Police and Oshawa Fire Services were called to an apartment building on Nonquon Road at around 7:10 p.m. Sunday for a reported fire.
The woman, who is believed to be in her 80s, was taken to a local hospital for treatment but later died.
Elderly woman killed in suspicious fire at Oshawa apartment deemed a homicide: police
The death of an elderly woman found inside an Oshawa apartment building after a fire on Sunday night has been deemed a homicide by police.
Officers were called to a building located near Simcoe North and Taunton Road East around 7 p.m. for reports of a fire.
Police said that when they arrived at the scene, they found an injured woman, who is believed to be in her 80s, inside the apartment.
In a news release issued Monday, police said that a 56-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Investigators have not released the victims cause of death or any information regarding the circumstances of the fire.
The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to contact the homicide unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5326/5316 or to reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously.
A woman and child have been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a suspected impaired driver while in a Brampton driveway this morning.