Police could not confirm if the deceased suffered from burns
Toronto Police are investigating after a body was found near the Toronto Zoo early Monday morning.
Officers received a call about a fire in the Old Finch Ave. and Reesor Rd. area around 12:10 a.m.
When emergency crews arrived, they discovered a man’s body but police could not confirm if the deceased suffered from burns.
The deceased man is described as 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, average build, about 25 to 35 years old, light brown complexion, short dark hair, short dark facial hair, with a plain gold band on his left ring finger, and wearing a pair of black Air Jordan shoes with red soles.
A post-mortem exam is scheduled for Tuesday.
The investigation is being led by the Homicide Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide detectives at 416-808-7400, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
The find comes six weeks after the body of Johann Persaud was found inside a torched car in a Scarborough park, also near the Toronto Zoo.
Two men were arrested.
Dennis Singh, 36, and Justin Sandassie, 36, each face second-degree murder charges.