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Police identify victim of city’s second homicide of 2019

The victim of Toronto’s second homicide of 2019 has been identified as a 30-year-old woman.

But while police haven’t said the death of Lorraine Kerubo Ogoti was indeed a murder-suicide, they say no suspects in the woman’s death are outstanding.

The view from a balcony above the eighth-floor at 544 Birchmount Rd. where a woman, 30, was found dead inside and a man, 40, was found lifeless on the sidewalk below near the main entrance on Tuesday. (Chris Doucette/Toronto Sun)

Emergency crews responded to an “unknown trouble” call 2:17 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment building at  544 Birchmount Rd., just south of St. Clair Ave. E.

Once there, police found 40-year-old Mowlid Hassan lying on the concrete sidewalk outside the building’s entrance after apparently leaping from an eighth-floor balcony.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police also located Ogoti inside an apartment on the eighth floor, suffering life-threatening stab wounds.

She also died at the scene.

Police have yet to comment on the relationship between the two.

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