Toronto police seek victim's father after Scarborough homicide

Toronto police have released the name of the woman found dead Friday in a Scarborough apartment as they work towards locating the victim's father.

Authorities trying to locate blue 2003 Toyota Sienna minivan with licence plate BKSK 765

A suspicious death at an apartment southwest of Sheppard Avenue East and Warden Avenue has led police to search for the victim's father. (Makda Ghebreslassie/CBC News)

Toronto police have released the name of the woman found dead Friday in a Scarborough apartment as they work towards locating the victim's father.

Police said Simone "Shanni" Reid, 18, was found unconscious and not breathing Friday at approximately 1:15 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene in an apartment on 3275 Sheppard Avenue East, which is located west of Warden Avenue. 

Police said a post-mortem examination has been done but the cause of death is not being made public at this time. 

The victim's father, Toronto resident Winston "Paul" Reid, 49, has not yet been notified by police, who are searching for his vehicle. Police added Reid may be driving a blue 2003 Toyota Sienna minivan with licence plate BKSK 765.

If you have seen the vehicle or have information, police ask that you call authorities at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477. 

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