Homicide detectives investigate after body found inside car in Richmond Hill

The homicide unit of York Regional Police are investigating after a body was found inside of a car in Richmond Hill on Thursday.

Body was discovered in the area of Bayswater Avenue and Emily Court

Police covered up a black jeep on Thursday after a man was found dead inside. Investigators are treating the incident as a homicide. (Tina MacKenzie/CBC)

Officers with York Regional Police's homicide unit are investigating after a man was found dead inside a black SUV in Richmond Hill on Thursday morning. 

Police arrived at a home in the area of Bayswater Avenue and Emily Court around 6:50 a.m.

Officers located the vehicle parked in a residence's driveway with the man's body in the driver's seat. Police did not offer further specifics on the death but believe the case to be "targeted".

Officers of York Regional Police are seen canvassing an area of Richmond Hill, where the body of a man was found inside a car, on Thursday morning. (Tina Mackenzie/CBC News)

The victim has not been identified and police have not yet determined the cause of death.

"There are circumstances here that lead investigators to believe that this is a targeted incident," said Const. Laura Nicolle of York Regional Police. 

Constable Laura Nicolle says the dead man ma have been targeted. (Tina Mackenzie/CBC News)

Officers were seen canvassing the area to speak to neighbours. 

Detectives are calling on witnesses and asking anyone with information to call the homicide unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 or to leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com