An Oshawa man is suspected of killing his mother in a fire at a Nonquon Road apartment on Mother’s Day.
Oshawa Fire Service received a call of smoke coming from the apartment at 119 Nonquon Road near Taunton Road at around 7 p.m.
According to police, firefighters found Yvonne Mooney, 83, in a bedroom without vital signs.
She was later transported to hospital in a life-threatening state and was pronounced dead.
Homicide investigators were called to the scene and later arrested a 56-year-old Timothy Mooney and charged him in connection to the death.
This is the fifth homicide in Durham Region in 2019.
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Det. Moore or Det. Lock of the Major Crime – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5326 or 5316.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.