Homicide investigators probe death of Oshawa grandmother found by child

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Durham police say a child returned home Tuesday to find their grandmother dead in an Oshawa home. (CBC - image credit)
Durham police say a child returned home Tuesday to find their grandmother dead in an Oshawa home. (CBC - image credit)

The death of a grandmother found by a child in their Oshawa home this week has now been ruled a homicide.

Durham Regional Police said in a news release Thursday that a post-mortem examination of the body of Ruth Humphries, 67, revealed "significant trauma" not consistent with accidental or self-inflicted injuries.

Officers were called to an address in the area of Phillip Murray Avenue and Cedar Street on Tuesday, where the woman's body was found around 3:30 p.m.

At the time, police deemed the incident "suspicious."

Durham police are asking anyone with information to contact their major crime branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5247.

The case marks Durham's sixth homicide of the year.

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