‘Young, very sweet’: Residents react to woman’s death after body found in Port Credit high rise

Pitch Phaunpa has been identified as the woman whose body was found in a Port Credit highrise on July 20. Residents describe what may be the last time she was seen alive, plus Faiza Amin on the wellness check that led police to her home.

A 21-year-old woman whose body was located inside her Mississauga apartment building was identified as community members and fellow tenants describe the aftermath of the shocking discovery.

Peel Regional Police were called to an apartment building at 28 Helene Street North in Port Credit around noon on Thursday, July 20, for a wellness check of a female resident.

Investigators identified the victim as 21-year-old Pitch Phaunpa.

Following an investigation, Phaunpa’s death has been deemed a homicide, and police believe she was killed sometime between July 17 and July 18.

Tenants from the building say police were present for several days, combing through evidence as investigators attempt to decipher what led to Phaunpa’s death.

“She was walking into the elevator, and that’s when she ran into this person,” one tenant, who wished to remain anonymous, told CityNews. “[She was with] a couple of guys.”

Police have not confirmed that family members called 911 to conduct a wellness check.

One neighbour told CityNews the 21-year-old lived on the seventh floor of the Port Credit highrise.

“She was young, very sweet. A few times, we did laundry together,” one woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said. “We talked about books. She borrowed some of my books.”

Peel Regional Police have not elaborated on the investigation and only revealed details of the case on Sunday.

“It’s a real terrible thing,” said resident Wayne Johnson. “She was an innocent girl.”

Peel Regional Police have not confirmed any suspects related to the woman’s death. Authorities are expected to share an update this week.

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