A star minor hockey player and his mother were found dead in a home east of Toronto on Wednesday, hours before police arrested a man in connection with what they described as a double homicide.
Const. George Tudos said a man was arrested in Oshawa, Ont., after officers found the bodies the 39-year-old woman and her 15-year-old son in a home in nearby Ajax.
Durham Region police said later that a 13-year-old girl who was also found in the home suffering critical injuries later died in hospital.
Police have not released any names, but said the 29-year-old suspect was believed to have been in a romantic relationship with the woman. Tudos said the man did not live in the home and was not the father of the two children.
Meanwhile, the president of a Toronto minor hockey organization identified the 15-year-old in the incident as Roy Pejcinovski, a star goalie with the major bantam Don Mills Flyers.
MacInnis said the teen was a top player, who had promising prospects in next year’s Ontario Hockey League draft.
“He was an elite athlete, he was absolutely the team’s No. 1 goalie and he has been for several years,” he said, adding that grief counsellors were brought in at Wednesday night’s practice to break the news to Pejcinovski’s teammates.
Tudos said he could not provide details on the deaths, but added that a post-mortem is expected Thursday or Friday.
He said, “Right now we are not going to be speaking to any causes of death, any trauma or anything like that to the victims.”