Peel Regional Police say a body was found after firefighters extinguished a fire in a residential area in Brampton on Friday.
Emergency crews were called to an outdoor fire in between two detached homes at Blackcherry Lane and Sunny Meadow Boulevard, in the Bramalea Road and Sandalwood Parkway East area, at 3:01 a.m.
Police said Brampton Fire put out the fire and discovered the deceased.
A gas can was found near the body and is being considered as evidence, police said.
The victim’s gender and age are unknown.
Investigators said the coroner and officers were on scene investigating to determine any foul play.
The homicide unit is aware of the incident but has not yet taken over, police said.
FIRE – P200241728
– Blackcherry Lane and Sunny Meadow Blvd, #Brampton
– Call rec’d at 03:01 am for an outdoor fire in a residential area.
– Brampton Fire attended and extinguished the fire, a deceased body has been discovered.
– PRP investigating, police presence in the area.
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) July 31, 2020
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