Homicide detectives investigating after body of 14-year-old found in Mississauga
Rachael D'Amore, CTV News Toronto
Published Friday, December 7, 2018 11:15AM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 7, 2018 8:06PM EST
Police in Mississauga are investigating the murder of a 14-year-old boy whose body was found near a public park on Friday morning.
The discovery was made by a passerby in Meadow Park, near Truscott Drive and Southdown Road, shortly before 8 a.m.
Police have provided few other details about the boy’s death, but did say that the body showed visible signs of trauma and that the incident occurred overnight.
“We can now confirm this is a homicide investigation,” Const. Irena Yashnyk said.
“Right now we’re looking for any witnesses or anyone with information to speak with our homicide bureau.”
Multiple sources have identified the deceased boy to CP24 as Riley Martin.
Though the discovery was made near Horizon Jeunesse Elementary School, police confirmed that the boy was not enrolled there.
Clarkson Secondary School, which located a few kilometres away from the scene, assured parents that police have not indicated a need for increased safety measures at the school or in the neighbourhood as a result of the investigation.
Peel police later said that the victim did not have any connection to the schools in the area.
However, the Peel District School Board said support for staff and students from Clarkson Secondary and nearby Hillside Public School will be made available on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
“Be assured that, as always, supports are available at the school for students and staff who need to talk or feel unsafe,” a post on the school’s website reads.
A post mortem examination is scheduled for today. Yashnyk said they are still working to notify the victim’s family.
Police officers and forensic investigators are currently at the scene combing the area for evidence. A mobile command unit has also been set up in the area.
While no arrests have been made, police say they believe it is an isolated incident and that there is no concern for public safety.
A description of a possible suspect or suspects has not been provided.
Investigators are still looking to speak with witnesses or anyone who has a surveillance camera set up in the area that may have captured any activity. Anyone with information is being asked to call Peel Regional Police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.