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Son, 37, of woman found injured in King's Mill Park charged with her murder

Last Updated Feb 27, 2021 at 5:37 pm EDT

Police have identified the city's 13 homicide of 2021 as 69-year-old Kathleen Hatcher. TPS/HO

Toronto police have charged the 37-year-old son of the woman who was found injured and subsequently died in King’s Mill Park on Friday with murder.

Investigators say a woman called 9-1-1 for help just after 10:45 a.m. and after a brief search, was found on one of the trails in the park suffering from “significant injuries.”

She lost vital signs shortly after and was later pronounced dead. She has been identified as 69-year-old Kathleen Hatcher.

Colin Hatcher, 37, of Toronto was arrested on Saturday and has been charged with second-degree murder. Police confirmed he is the son of the victim.

He is scheduled to virtually appear in court on Sunday.

The TDSB has confirmed Kathleen Hatcher recently retired last December after working as an Assessor for the Essential Skills Upgrading Program at the Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Adult Learning Centre for the last 17 years.

A spokesperson said, “She’s being remembered as an extraordinary person who was wonderful with learners and colleagues and will be dearly missed. We extend our sincere condolences to Kathleen’s loved ones and former co-workers following her tragic passing.”