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3 found dead in Thorncliffe Park apartment

Police cruisers are parked in the driveway of an apartment building in Thorncliffe Park where three bodies were found on Nov. 29, 2014. CITYNEWS

Police are investigating after the bodies of three people, including at least one child, were found inside a Thorncliffe Park apartment Saturday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the scene in the Don Mills Road and Overlea Boulevard area shortly before 5 p.m.

“The homicide squad has become involved in an investigation that involves three victims here at this apartment building.” Homicide Det. Tam Bui explained.

Police say there is a correlation between the bodies found in the apartment and a police investigation that shut down a section of the southbound Don Valley Parkway for several hours on Saturday.

“Traffic services hit-and-run unit is working along side the homicide squad to identify what connection, if any, there is,” Bui said. “There is some correlation but it’s very non-tangible at this time.”

There has been no word on the how the three people died.

However, Bui said police are proceeding under the assumption that a multiple homicide took place and will be at the building for several days.

Residents of the building say they were shocked to hear the news of the deaths.

“It’s a pretty secure building and it’s quiet too. Nothing really bad has happened (before),” Frank, who has lived in the building for nearly two decades, told 680News.

The identity of the three victims is being withheld until next-of-kin has been notified. They are the city’s 51st, 52nd and 53rd homicides of 2014.

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