Durham Regional Police have charged an Oshawa man in connection with the death of an 83-year-old woman, who is the suspect’s mother, after a fire broke out at an Oshawa apartment Sunday night.
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.
Investigators said Timothy Mooney, 56, is facing second-degree murder charges. Police said he is the son of the victim, now identified as Yvonne Mooney, and that they lived in the same apartment together.
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Emergency crews responded to a fire at an apartment building on Nonquon Road, near Simcoe Street North and Taunton Road East, just after 7 p.m.
Police said a woman was located inside the unit with injuries after firefighters extinguished the fire. She was transported to hospital where she later died.
Police called the fire suspicious and homicide detectives were called back to the scene to take over the investigation. Mooney was arrested a short time later.
Officers were called to a building located near Simcoe North and Taunton Road East around 7 p.m. for reports of a fire.
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The death of an elderly woman found inside a burning Oshawa apartment on Sunday night has now been deemed a homicide.
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.