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Homicide #1/2018,
Martin Grove Road and The Westway area,
Man charged with Second-Degree Murder

Broadcast time: 11:07
Thursday, January 4, 2018

23 Division

Case #: 2017-17532

On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 9:36 p.m., officers responded to a medical call in the Martin Grove Road and The Westway area.

Officers located a deceased woman inside the residence with obvious signs of trauma.

She has been identified as Barbara Kovic, 76, of Toronto.

It is alleged that:

- officers also located her husband, 81, inside the residence

After further investigation, Ante Kovic, 81, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1) Second-Degree Murder

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Christopher Ruhl, Homicide