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One arrested after body found in Oshawa

One man has been arrested after a body was discovered in the basement of an Oshawa apartment prior to the new year.

On Dec. 30, at approximately 7:30 p.m., members from Central East Division were called to a basement apartment on McMillan Drive in Oshawa after a female victim was discovered inside. The death was deemed suspicious and homicide investigators were called to investigate and the suspect was arrested inside the residence. A post-mortem will be conducted to confirm the identity of the victim and determine the cause of death.

A 45-year-old man of McMillan Drive in Oshawa is charged with; improper/indecent interference with a dead body. He was held for a bail hearing.

Investigators also located a suspicious package within the apartment. The Explosive Disposal Unit was called in to assist with the suspicious package.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation are urged to call Major Crime – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5405.

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