A 27-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the investigation of an alleged homicide connected to a fire at a Balliol Street building.
Toronto police announced the arrest this morning, two days after the body of Peter Elie, 52, was found in the course of firefighters putting out a small blaze in the apartment building’s laundry room.
Emergency crews had responded to a fire call at the Davisville-area building shortly after 2 a.m. on May 14.
The victim was reported to have shown “obvious signs of trauma” and a homicide investigation was launched by police.
Police released images of a “suspect” caught by security cameras in a buildings’ hallway.
A man was arrested on May 15, according to today’s police press release.,
Rico Harvey, 27, of Toronto, faces a charge of one count of second-degree murder.
He was scheduled to appear in court on May 16.
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