Brampton homicide victim identified as woman who went missing in Toronto

eel Regional Police have identified a dead body found in Brampton as that of a Toronto woman who went missing recently.

Early Monday night, Jan. 13, a body was found in a wooded area near Nexus Avenue and Fogal Road. The death was determined to be suspicious and Peel’s homicide and missing persons bureau was called in to investigate.

On Thursday, Jan. 16, the victim was identified as Heeral Patel, a 28-year-old from Toronto. She was reported missing on Saturday, Jan. 11 and was last seen near Islington and Steeles avenues, according to Toronto Police.

Patel’s ex-husband, 36-year-old Rakeshbhai Patel, is considered a suspect in her death. Police are encouraging him to contact a lawyer and arrange to turn himself in.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact homicide and missing persons bureau detectives at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205.