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Homicide #45/2019,
Fishery Road

Broadcast time: 13:50
Thursday, September 12, 2019


Case #: 2019-1745744

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 6:15 p.m., officers responded to a call for a stabbing on Fishery Road.

Officers arrived and located a woman with obvious signs of trauma who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide investigators were called in and have taken over the investigation.

Tharshika Jeganathan, 27, of Toronto, has been identified as the victim.

A post-mortem examination was scheduled for Thursday September 12, 2019.

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at approximately 7 p.m., Sasikaran Thanapalasingam, 38, of Toronto, surrendered to police at 42 Division.

He has been charged with:

1) First Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Thursday, September 12, 2019, 2 p.m., room 412.

Investigators wish to speak to anyone who may have knowledge concerning this investigation or previous history concerning the victim and accused.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, 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 Sergeant Keri Fernandes, Homicide