5 dead in Toronto are thought to be at least 5

By Steve Almasy, CNN

The body of a woman in her 40s was found by police in Toronto, authorities said.

The woman’s death is not being investigated as a homicide, the Toronto Police Service said Sunday.

The death came days after five young people were found dead in a small apartment building.

“Out of an abundance of caution, officers are currently in the apartment complex conducting a number of safety checks,” the police said in a statement.

“These checks are being conducted upon resident’s request. At this time, no tenants have been reported missing, but officers will be making contact with every single unit in the complex to ensure every individual is accounted for.”

The discovery of the five bodies last week caught the city by surprise.

Authorities said it was too early to determine a cause of death and a post-mortem examination has not been completed.


Young people are among the victims, the Toronto Police Service said.

“The [police] force is releasing no further information at this time,” the statement said.

Police have also released names of the five victims, who ranged in age from 14 to 22.

Yoni Abegglen, 22, was described as a talented and upbeat designer.

Francesco Calvo, 24, was a passionate drummer and singer.

Michael Ripoll, 23, was a dynamic artist and enthusiastic photographer.

Salome Robert, 14, was a talented artist and musician.

Hanna Seligsohn, 16, was artistic and poised, and unforgettable in her efforts.

The first three bodies were found in a first-floor stairwell. Three more were found in a second-floor stairwell, the police said.

The last body was found in a bathroom on the fourth floor, the police said.

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