Investigators deem death of missing Mississauga woman suspicious
Investigators have deemed the death of a missing Mississauga woman as suspicious.
Joshua Freeman, CTV Toronto
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 12:35PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 20, 2017 9:34PM EDT
Homicide detectives are now investigating after the body of a missing woman was discovered on her property in Mississauga on Monday.
At around 9:10 a.m., Peel Regional Police responded to a home on Westmount Avenue near 1st Street, where they found the body of a woman outside the residence.
In a news release Monday evening, police confirmed that the body is that of Cheryl McVarish, 43.
McVarish had been missing since March 13, when she was last seen in the area of Lakeshore Road East and Cawthra Road at around 11:30 a.m.
Police said McVarish was found Monday on the ground outside of her home on Westmount Ave. They said it’s not yet clear where she had been for the past week or how she died.
However the circumstances of her death are considered suspicious and homicide detectives and the Missing Person’s Bureau are now investigating.
An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted on Tuesday to determine exactly how McVarish died.
There is currently no concern for public safety, police said.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Homicide and Missing Person’s Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 3205 or call Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).