York Regional Police responded to the area of Howland Drive and Nashville Road, west of Highway 27 on report of a body found in a wooded area on December 1st at around 3:30 pm.
Police located the body of a woman, believed to be of middle eastern descent. The Homicide Team has taken over the investigation.
More to come…
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865
Update – December 3
Police identified the victim as Dr. Elana Fric Shamji 40. Dr. Elana Fric Shamji, a mother of three who worked as a family physician at the Scarborough Hospital. Shamji was said to have died as a result of strangulation and blunt force trauma.
Police believe that Shamji was murdered in the family’s North York home before being driven to a wooded area and dumped in York Region.
Police have charged her husband, Dr. Mohammed Shamji 40, a prominent neurosurgeon, with first degree murder.
Toronto police have classified the death of Shamji as the 62nd homicide of 2016. The Toronto homicide Victims list is available here.