Update Damien Allred charged- Toronto Homicide #42 – Teresa Santos, 75, found dead in her Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood home

Toronto police officers were sent on a Check Address call to 24 Shaw Street on August 11th at approximately 9:32pm.

Police arrived to find Teresa Santos, 75, deceased in her unit in the building. Investigators said the circumstances surrounding her death are suspicious and homicide investigators have taken carriage over this case.

Teresa Santos was last seen on August 8th at 24 Shaw Street. Police are looking to speak with anyone who spoke with or saw her around this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Update August 17th
Toronto police arrested Damien Allred, 40, of Toronto on August 17th and charged him with second-degree murder. According to reports, Allred and Santos were neighbours, who lived on the same floor in the building. Police are asking the public for any information about the arrested man and the victim. They also urge any witnesses to come forward.

The 2020 Toronto Homicide Victim List is available here.