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Homicide #50/2021,
Keele Street and Hillary Avenue area,
Varsha Gajula, 41,
Woman arrested and charged

Broadcast time: 18:08
Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Unit: Homicide
Phone: 416-808-7400
Case #: 2021-1617066

A woman has been arrested as part of a homicide investigation 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.

On Monday, August, 30, 2021, Carita Jackson, 37, of Toronto was arrested and charged with:

1. Second Degree Murder

She is expected to be in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 10 a.m., room 206.

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 or Google Play.

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Constable Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Aaron Akeson, Homicide