Man, 21, charged after 85-year-old woman found dead in Georgina

TORONTO — A 21-year-old man is facing several criminal charges, including first degree murder, after a woman was found dead in a burned home earlier this year.

York Regional Police say emergency crews responded to a fire at a home in Georgina, Ont., on Jan. 15, just after 5 a.m.

They say an 85-year-old woman was found dead after the fire was put out.

Police say the woman was the homeowner.

They say a 21-year-old man was arrested last month and charged with first degree murder, sexual assault and arson with disregard for human life.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 16, 2022.

The Canadian Press