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Homicide #50/2021,
Keele Street and Hillary Avenue area,
Varsha Gajula, 41,
Update,
Two arrests and one suspect outstanding



Broadcast time: 20:58
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-1617066


Two men have been arrested as part of a homicide investigation and a third person is wanted for Second Degree Murder.

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 10:43 a.m., police responded to a radio call for a Suspicious Incident in the Keele Street and Hillary Avenue area.

It is reported that:

- the body of a deceased woman was found in the area

- officers attended the area and located the woman inside a suitcase

The Homicide Squad took carriage of the investigation.

The deceased woman was identified as Varsha Gajula, 41, of Caledon.

See previous release.

As of Sunday, August 29, 2021, a number of search warrants were executed as part of the investigation. As a result, two men were arrested.

Andre Bartley, 35, of Toronto, and Christopher Daley, 57, of Toronto, were both charged with:

1. Accessory After the Fact – Homicide
2. Indignity to Human Remains.

They appeared virtually at Old City Hall on Saturday, August 28, 2021 and Sunday, August 29, 2021, respectively.

As a result of extensive inquiries, Carita Jackson, 37, of Toronto, has been identified as a suspect and is wanted on a warrant for:

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 www.222tips.com, 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 or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Brandon Price, Homicide




Homicide #50/2021,
Keele Street and Hillary Avenue area,
Varsha Gajula, 41,
Update,
Two arrests and one suspect outstanding



Wanted for Second Degree Murder,
Carita Jackson, 37
Above: Wanted for Second Degree Murder, Carita Jackson, 37