East end death is murder, police say

A man who was found dead this morning near the train tracks in Jimmie Simpson Park was murdered, police say.

In a news release this afternoon, police said they responded to a call for a possible sudden death at 180 Queen St. E., east of Broadview Avenue, at around 10:45 a.m.

At the scene, police found the deceased man behind the Jimmie Simpson Arena near the railroad tracks.

The victim’s identity is not being released yet, and a post-mortem will be done tomorrow.

Police are advising anyone who frequents the area to contact them. They noted homeless people are often in the area.

This is the city’s 34th homicide of the year.