Scarborough murder victim identified as Toronto woman

Published On January 24, 2020 | By Aishwarya Dudha | News
Maryna Kudzianiuk’s death has been ruled the GTA’s third homicide of the year, police said. (Credit)
Aishwarya Dudha

The woman who was pulled out of a fire in Scarborough on Jan. 13 has been identified as 49-year-old Maryna Kudzianiuk from Toronto, police said.

Her death has been ruled as a murder, the city’s third of the year, police said.

Firefighters entered an apartment at 25 Bay Mills Blvd. in the Warden and Sheppard Avenues area shortly after 3 a.m. on Jan. 13, police said.

“The apartment on the 18th floor was completely up in flames when the crew arrived and Kudzianiuk was found inside it,” Toronto Fire Services Chief Matthew Peggs said.

The body of 49-year-old Maryna Kudzianiuk was pulled from a fire from a highrise apartment in the Warden and Sheppard Avenues area in the early hours of Jan. 13. Toronto homicide detectives are investigating. (Google Maps)

Peggs said Kudzianiuk was found suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Paramedics transported the woman to an area trauma centre, where she was later pronounced dead.

“She was not a resident [of the building] and was visiting,” city councillor Jim Karygiannnis said.

Some reports indicate Kudzianiuk was found with signs of trauma in a bathtub in the apartment.

However, police have not yet confirmed those details.

Police have not given any information on the cause of Kudzianiuk’s death or the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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