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Discovery of human remains now a homicide investigation, new charge laid: police

Last Updated Feb 26, 2021 at 8:52 pm EDT

Toronto police say they’re now treating the discovery of human remains as a homicide and have laid a new charge as a result.

Orson York, 59, of Toronto, was initially charged with indignity to a human body after police found human remains on Wednesday.

On Friday, police said York is now facing a new charge of accessory after the fact to murder.

The remains have not yet been identified, police said in a release.

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The initial search for a missing woman also led to a fatal police shooting in downtown Toronto that’s currently being investigated by the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

Police first attended an apartment building on George Street near Dundas Street East just before 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to the SIU, officers entered the third floor apartment and shortly thereafter got into an altercation with a man.

The SIU said both officers shot at the man with one of the bullets fatally striking him in the chest.

The victim has since been identified as 45-year-old Gedi Ali Gedi.

A vigil was held outside 291 George Street aorund 6:00 P.M. on Friday in which roughly 50 people attended. It was organized by the cousin of the missing woman linked to the case, Amanda Killeen. Police have not yet identified her as the victim.