Despite son’s arrest, Brampton murder victim’s body has not yet been found, Peel police say

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Peel police have not yet located the body of a Brampton woman whose son has been charged with her killing. Tyrell Foster, 24, was arrested and charged Friday with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, 54-year-old Imebet Foster, after police found what they say was sufficient evidence to warrant the charge at the apartment the two shared on Knightsbridge Road, near Bramalea Road and Clark Boulevard. Investigators are “actively looking to recover her body,” Peel police Const. Heather Cannon told the Star on Tuesday. Police remain tight-lipped about what exactly they found within the unit that led to charges. Police were called to the Fosters home shortly after 4 p.m. Friday after receiving information indicating Tyrell Foster was possibly involved with his mother’s disappearance, police say. Cannon told the Star that the information gathered so far indicates that Foster was the victim of “foul play at her residence.” News of Foster’s death came as a shock to Julie Andrews, the director of services at New Visions Toronto, where Foster worked full-time as a developmental services worker supporting people with physical and developmental disabilities for more than two decades. “We are devastated by it,” Andrews said of her longtime colleague, whom she described as a vibrant person. Andrews said Foster had been off work recovering from an injury and was expected to return to work within a few weeks. Even away, Andrews said Foster would often call to check in on people in care at the Toronto group home. “It was her mission to make sure they got the best care,” Andrews said. “She was a leader that way.” Foster’s death marks Peel Region’s first homicide of 2021. Tyrell Foster is expected back in court on March 5. Jason Miller is a Toronto-based reporter for the Star covering crime and justice in the Peel Region. His reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative. Reach him on email: jasonmiller@thestar.ca or follow him on Twitter: @millermotionpic

Jason Miller, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Toronto Star