Police identify suspect in Brampton, Ont., homicide investigation

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say they've identified the deceased and a suspect in a homicide investigation launched earlier this week.

Peel Regional Police say the case began after they received a call for a body found in a green space on Monday in Brampton, Ont.

Investigators say the homicide unit took over the investigation after the death was deemed suspicious.

They identified the deceased as 28-year-old Heeral Patel.

They say her ex-husband Rakeshbhai Patel, a 36-year-old man from Toronto, is a suspect in the incident.

Police are asking Patel to contact a lawyer and turn himself in.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan 16, 2020.

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