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Arrest made in Pickering homicide

The Durham Regional Police have arrested a 71-year-old man in relation to a homicide in Pickering on July 27.

Ganesh Persaud of Brandy Court in Pickering, is charged with second degree murder. He was held for a bail hearing.

On July 27, police were called to a residence on Brandy Court to check on the well-being of the occupants. When officers arrived they discovered the body of a 70-year-old female with obvious signs of trauma. Investigators believe the incident was a domestic dispute.

The victim Bodwatie Persaud was pronounced at the scene.

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.