Three homicides and a suicide in Ryerson Township case: OPP
On Sunday police confirmed that the three homicide victims who were found with ‘obvious signs of trauma’ were members of the same family.
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Ontario Provincial Police are investigating what they regard as a triple homicide and a suicide after four people were found dead in a home in Central Ontario.
OPP said the bodies of two adult males and two adult females were discovered with “obvious signs of trauma” in a home on Starratt Rd. in Ryerson Township, which is about 300 km north of Toronto, on Friday after someone called 911 around 7:30 p.m.
The three homicide victims are two females and one male who were all members of the same family and lived in the house where they were discovered. The fourth person found dead at the residence was an adult male who was not related to the victims.
Post-mortem examinations are underway to determine the cause of death. Police also said multiple firearms were found at the scene.
OPP Sgt. Carlo Berardi could not confirm if any of the bodies had gunshot wounds.
He said he also does not know who made the 911 call or what the circumstances were of that person’s discovery of the bodies.
“At some point we will be naming the (deceased), we are just in the process of confirming their identities.”
It is still not known when the exact time of death was.
Berardi said there is no threat to the public.