Man charged after elderly woman found dead

Toronto Police have made an arrest in the death of an elderly woman on Wednesday. 

Police originally responded to a suspicious death call at 50 Cornwall Street around 4 p.m. 

They located a woman in the fifth-floor hallway of the apartment building with obvious trauma. She was pronounced at the scene. 

The victim has been identified as 73 year old Colleen Maxwell of Toronto. 

37 year old Matthew Kirk Maxwell of Toronto, was arrested at the scene and charged with Second-Degree Murder. 

He appeared in court Thursday. 

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