Body of 70 year-old woman found with obvious signs of trauma, Homicide Unit is investigating


UPDATE: Police have arrested a 71-year-old male in relation to this homicide investigation.

Ganesh PERSAUD, age 71 of Brandy Court in Pickering, is charged with Second Degree Murder. He was held for a bail hearing.


Members of the DRPS Homicide Unit are investigating after the body of an elderly woman was located with obvious signs of trauma at a Pickering residence yesterday afternoon.

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., police were called to a residence on Brandy Court in Pickering to check on the well-being of occupants. Officers arrived to discover the body of a 70-year-old female with obvious signs of trauma.

The victim Bodwatie PERSAUD was pronounced at the scene.

This incident is domestic related and investigators are not looking for any other suspects. A male party was arrested at the residence and charges are expected.

This is the seventh homicide in Durham Region in 2017.

Anyone with information about this homicide investigation is asked to contact Det. Dorego (ext. 5319) or Det. Taylor (ext. 5405) of the DRPS Major Crime  Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.

Anonymous information can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.