Man charged after body of female discovered at Pelham Park apartment
CTV News Toronto
Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:40AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:28PM EDT
A 38-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of a female whose body was found at a building in Pelham Park early Wednesday morning, according to court documents.
Toronto police were called to Pelham Park Gardens, near Davenport Road and Lansdowne Avenue, shortly before 3 a.m. for reports of a “suspicious death.”
When officers arrived, they found the female suffering from life-threatening injuries. Paramedics treated her on scene, but she did not survive.
Police previously said that investigators were speaking with a “person of interest” but they have not provided official information about suspects or arrests.
However, a source tells CP24 that a male has been arrested in connection with the case.
Court documents confirm that Andrew Gerber has been charged with second-degree murder. Gerber appeared in court on Wednesday and was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 27.
The victim has been identified in court documents as Jennyfer Lachapelle.
The incident has left some of the residents at the building on edge.
"Someone said there was a murder on my floor," one resident told CTV News Toronto. "I went up and they (police officers) were all on my floor. It's usually pretty quiet on our floor."
This is Toronto's 13th homicide of 2019.