Canada Police searching for man seen with Tess Richey near Church and Wellesley before her death

08:51  04 december  2017
08:51  04 december  2017 Source:   thestar.com

Body of woman missing from Church and Wellesley found

  Body of woman missing from Church and Wellesley found The body of Tess Richey, the 22-year-old woman who went missing from the Church and Wellesley area early Saturday morning, has been found, police confirm. Toronto police could not immediately say where she was found or the cause of death. However, police spokesperson Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said the body was found Wednesday night. Today would have been Richey's 23rd birthday.Investigators will be releasing more information shortly.Earlier this week, Richey's sisters told CBC Toronto that the entire family was always in close contact, and it was uncharacteristic of Tess not to reply to text messages.

Her body was found four days later on Wednesday afternoon outside of a building under construction at Church St. and Dundonald St., only a short distance from where she was last seen at Church and Wellesley . Tess Richey , 22, was found dead in downtown Toronto Wednesday afternoon.

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Tess Richey, 22, was found dead in downtown Toronto Wednesday afternoon. Her death has been ruled a homicide.© Provided by Toronto Star Tess Richey, 22, was found dead in downtown Toronto Wednesday afternoon. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

Police investigating the suspicious death of 22-year-old Tess Richey say they are now looking for a man who may have been in her company just before her death.

Richey was reported missing on Nov. 25, having last been seen around 3 a.m. that morning. Her body was found four days later on Wednesday afternoon outside of a building under construction at Church St. and Dundonald St., only a short distance from where she was last seen at Church and Wellesley.

While police did not initially suspect foul play, a post-mortem conducted on Friday shows that Richey’s cause of death was a “neck compression,” which changed the ruling to a homicide.

Death of Tess Richey ruled a homicide, police say 'neck compression' was cause of death

  Death of Tess Richey ruled a homicide, police say 'neck compression' was cause of death Death of Tess Richey ruled a homicide, police say 'neck compression' was cause of deathTess Richey, 22, was reported missing Saturday and found dead not far away outside a building undergoing construction just days later on Wednesday afternoon of what would have been her 23rd birthday.

Police searching for man seen with Tess Richey near Church and Wellesley before her death . Missing woman Tess Richey ’s death ruled a homicide. For William Ayers, who owns the business next door, the image of Richey — lying face down in her clothes

" Police searching for man seen with Tess Richey near Church and Wellesley before her death ". ^ " Death of Tess Richey ruled a homicide, police say 'neck compression' was cause of death ".

Police now say it is believed Richey was in the presence of a man shortly before her death.

They say that when her friend left the area, Richey was alone with this man on Church St. somewhere between or around Wellesley St. and Dundonald St. from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.

The man has been described as white and somewhere between 5-foot-7 to 6 feet tall, with a slim build and light-coloured short hair.

Homicide investigators are seeking to identify him. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400.

With files from Jenna Moon

Time 'not on the side' of police in Tess Richey case, former homicide detective says .
Time 'not on the side' of police in Tess Richey case, former homicide detective says "Time is not on the side of the investigators" in the Tess Richey murder case, says one former homicide detective, with days of work having been lost and a crime scene potentially compromised by what had at first been a missing persons probe.Richey, 22, went missing in the early morning hours of Nov. 25, and was found dead on Nov. 29. Over the weekend, police released surveillance photographs of a man they'd like to speak to who was seen with Richey shortly before her death.

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