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Homicide #56/2017,
Tess Richey, 22,
Man, 21, charged with Second-Degree Murder

Broadcast time: 13:13
Monday, February 5, 2018

51 Division

Case #: 2017-3070691

On Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 3 a.m., Tess Richey, 22, was reported missing. She was last seen in the Church Street and Wellesley Street East area.

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., she was located outside a building undergoing construction, deceased.

On Friday, December 1, 2017, a post-mortem examination was conducted. The cause of death was determined to be neck compression.

TPS Homicide took over the investigation.


On Monday, February 5, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., Homicide Detective Sergeant Graham Gibson held a news conference.

To view the news conference, click here.

Kalen Schlatter, 21, of Toronto, was arrested on Sunday, February 4, 2018, and charged with:

1) Second-Degree Murder

He appeared in court at College Park on Monday, February 5, 2018.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Graham Gibson, Homicide