Murder in Mississauga

*Gee, another one! Guess I wouldn’t qualify for a position with the chamber of commerce, eh? lol…*

A 57-year-old woman was found slain in her Mississauga home Sunday morning and her husband, a recently retired police officer, was taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Peel police confirm the death is the region’s record-setting 25th homicide of the year and said they are not actively searching for suspects.

But they released few other details about the killing, which appears to be a domestic-related incident.

Police said officers responded to the couple’s house on Carigar Ct., near Rathburn and Cawthra Rds. — around 7:50 a.m. and found the lifeless body of a woman.

Her husband was whisked away to hospital.

Police have not yet identified the couple, saying officers are still trying to notify family members.

However, friends and neighbours said a man and his wife had lived in the house for about 27 years.

“They’re a great couple,” said a distraught man, who has known the couple for 30 years and stopped by the scene after learning the horrific news.

He said the injured man retired from the Toronto Police Service a few months ago after a lengthy career on the force.

The long-time friend said the dead woman was a real estate broker.

The street was cordoned off as forensics officers gathered evidence and the coroner arrived early in the afternoon to remove the dead body from the home.

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2008/11/09/7356126.html

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