Woman pronounced dead after machete attack in Scarborough: police

Bryann Aguilar, CTV News Toronto

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:45PM EDT

Last Updated Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:41PM EDT

A woman in her 30s is dead after an apparent machete attack in Scarborough’s Highland Creek area.

It happened around 6:15 p.m. in the area of Morrish Road and Ellesmere Road, north of Old Kingston Road.

Insp. Stacey Davis said they received multiple calls from witnesses that saw a man allegedly chasing the victim with a machete.

Police said the man allegedly struck the woman repeatedly.

When officers arrived, police said they located the victim with very ‘horrific’ injuries.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Davis told CP24 that the suspect, a man in his 30s, turned himself in to police following the incident.

“He left the scene in his vehicle and drove to 42 Division,” said Davis.

She said there are no outstanding suspects or victims at this time.

“There is no further risk to public safety at this time,” said Davis.

She said the victim and the suspect were previously in a domestic relationship.

Jason Jaikaran, a resident in the area, told CP24 that it is surprising that such incident happened in his “quiet neighbourhood.”

“Things like that don’t happen around this area at all,” Jaikaran said.

The homicide unit has been called to investigate.

Davis said no weapon has been recovered at this time.

The intersection has been closed as police investigate the incident.

Police are asking anyone who have information to contact them or call Crime Stoppers.

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