UPDATE: Missing woman's death ruled a murder
The discovery of a 22-year-old woman’s body in an abandoned building in the city’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood has been ruled as a homicide by Toronto police.
Tess Richey was last seen in the area of Church and Wellesley streets at around 3 a.m. on Nov. 25.
Her body was located by officers in an abandoned building near Church and Dundonald streets on Wednesday.
On Facebook, Richey’s sister indicated that the young woman had gone out during the evening of Nov. 24 and never returned home.
Following the discovery of the woman’s body, investigators said there was no indication that the woman’s death was under suspicious circumstances but were continuing to “investigate it as such” until “proven otherwise.”
On Friday, police said homicide detectives had taken over the investigation after a post-mortem examination concluded that the cause of death was “determined to be neck compression.”
Police have not provided any information about any possible suspects wanted in connection with this case.
Her parents live in North Bay and had come to Toronto to frantically search for her.
Richey is the youngest of five sisters.