Police say suspicious death in Leslieville now a homicide investigation
Police are appealing to the public to come forward and help them piece together what may have led to Toronto's 84th homicide of the year.
Toronto Police spokesperson Gary Long says fire, police and paramedics were called to the Queen Street East and Saulter Street area - a few blocks east of Broadview - just before 7:45 Friday morning.
They found the body of the male victim behind a building next to June Callwood Way.
"[It] was initially reported of signs of trauma to the face," Long told NEWSTALK1010. "He was pronounced deceased at the scene."
Initially considered a suspicious death, an autopsy has since determined the man was a victim of a homicide.
He's been identified as Clark Sissons, 67, of Toronto.
Long says there's also no word on suspects.
"[Homicide detectives are] appealing to people who may have seen anything, witnessed anything," he said. "I think they are hoping to get a photo released because that will obviously help as well, because people may say 'oh yeah, I saw that person'."
Anyone with information or security footage, or who may have witnessed anything suspicious is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).