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Homicide Team Investigates Possible Murder-Suicide In Brampton Home

10/13/2014 06:46 EDT | Updated 12/13/2014 05:59 EST
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The Peel region homicide squad is investigating what they say may have been a murder-suicide after three bodies were found in a Brampton, Ont., house.

The bodies of a 57-year old woman, a 61-year old man and a 91-year old man were found Sunday morning after police were called by a family member regarding the well-being of a relative.

Peel Police Const. Fiona Thivierge said the bodies were found at 99 Hinchley Wood Grove after the call came in around 10:40 a.m.

When police arrived at the scene, they could see one of the victims inside but the person was unresponsive, so they forcefully entered the home. 

The person named in the call was among those found dead. 

The names of the deceased haven`t been released, and there`s no word yet how they died.

Police, however, say all three lived at the residence.

Neighbours expressed shock, describing the residents as "quiet" and "nice." 

Neighbours shocked

Mohammed Hamid, a neighbour on the street, told CBC News that the same couple has lived in the home for more than 20 years.

Hamid said the woman living at the house worked as a teller at a nearby Scotiabank, and that the couple have two adult daughters who have since moved away and have children of their own. 

Neighbours say her husband was an engineer who had been laid off within the last two years. He was known in the neighbourhood for taking pride in his lawn. 

"This is mind boggling," said neighbour Bibi Hamid. "You never hear any noises coming from their house. They were basically just quiet people."

The homicide squad was called to the scene and officers canvassed the neighbourhood for any potential information. The coroner arrived at the home shortly after 6 p.m. on Sunday. 

Peel police are in the process of speaking to the victims' friends and family and an autopsy is expected this week. 

"I cannot believe that happened to that family. They were a really nice family," said neighbour Matt Mehrdad. 

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