Man in Custody After Police Find Four Bodies Inside Ontario Home

By The Canadian Press
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July 29, 2019 Updated: July 29, 2019

MARKHAM—A lot of questions remain to be answered after four bodies were found inside a home in Markham, Ontario, just north of Toronto.

York Regional Police said officers discovered the bodies on Sunday afternoon, July 28, while responding to a 911 call about possible injuries at the home.

They said the officers were met at the door by a 23-year-old man who was later taken into custody and identified as Menhaz Zaman, but there was still no word as of Sunday night whether he’d been charged with anything.

No information was immediately released about the identities of the deceased, their ages, genders, relationship to each other, or how they died.

“The identification process for the deceased is going to take quite some time as post-mortems need to be done by the coroner,” Const. Andy Pattenden told reporters during an update on Monday.

“Once those post-mortems are complete, we will be able to advise who the deceased are,” CP24 reported.

A command post was being set up in the neighborhood as investigators, including a forensic identification unit and the coroner, continued to comb through the house for evidence.

Police also made a point of trying to reassure shocked neighbors that they would get to the bottom of the incident.

“I want to reassure everybody that this is a safe community and that we’re doing everything we can so whoever is responsible for this incident is taken before our courts,” Const. Andy Pattenden told reporters and community members gathered behind yellow police tape.

Pattenden said he didn’t have any information about whether there could be other suspects, but asked anyone who may have seen or heard anything of note to come forward.

“All the resources we have at York Regional Police will be involved in this investigation,” he said.

Investigators are calling on anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area to come forward and call police, CBC reported.

NTD staff contributed to this report.

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