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Autopsy ordered after man dies from knife wounds in Leaside

02/26/2015 11:32 EST | Updated 04/28/2015 05:59 EDT
Police are investigating a death they say may be accidental after a man died from multiple knife wounds in Leaside on Thursday morning.

An autopsy will be conducted on the 63-year-old victim to determine the exact cause of death. He was found lying on the ground covered in blood in a parking area close to his home on Thomas Eglie Drive, near the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East and Laird Drive, shortly after midnight.

Police said it's unclear how the man was cut — he suffered both cuts and puncture wounds — but he appeared to be walking from his vehicle toward his townhouse at the time.

A passerby out walking his dog spotted the victim, who was unconscious and without vital signs.

The victim was taken to hospital, but later pronounced dead.

Police set up a command post near the site and canvassed the area for potential witnesses. A knife has been recovered in connection with the case.

Police are not considering the death to be a homicide at this time. 

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