NEWS
02/05/2018 06:43 EST | Updated 02/05/2018 08:01 EST

Man charged in Tess Richey killing; woman last seen in Toronto gay village

Toronto police have charged a man with strangling a 22-year-old woman who was last seen alive in the city's gay village.

Police say Kalen Schlatter, 21, of Toronto, is charged with one count of second-degree murder in Tess Richey's death.

Richey was reported missing in the early hours of November 25.

Her mother, from North Bay, Ont., found her body several days later in a stairwell outside a downtown building.

Richey's death sparked questions about how investigators had handled her case.

In response, police announced a review of procedures amid concerns about their investigations into the disappearances of several men linked to the gay village.