Toronto

Man, 42, charged with 2nd-degree murder after body found in Scarborough apartment

A 42-year-old man from Pickering has been arrested and charged in connection to the death of a man in Scarborough earlier this week, Toronto police say. 

Body of Edwin McGowan, 52, discovered Sunday evening

Toronto police were on the scene near Kennedy Road and Highway 401 in Scarborough Sunday night after the body of a 52-year-old man was discovered. (John Grierson/CBC)

A 42-year-old man from Pickering has been arrested and charged after a body was found in a Scarborough apartment Sunday evening, Toronto police say. 

According to police, the body of a man was found around 11 p.m. Sunday on an upper floor of the building at 41 Antrim Crt., near Kennedy Road. 

The victim, believed to be a resident of the building, has since been identified as Edwin McGowan, 52.

The Toronto police homicide unit took over the investigation shortly after the discovery of the body. 

The suspect was arrested Friday and has since been charged with second-degree murder, Toronto police said in a news release. 

He was scheduled to appear in court Saturday morning.