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Whitby, Ont., man faces murder charges in deaths of mother and grandmother

Police east of Toronto say they've charged a 30-year-old man with murder in the deaths of his mother and grandmother. Durham Regional Police say they opened an investigation on Oct.
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Police east of Toronto say they've charged a 30-year-old man with murder in the deaths of his mother and grandmother. 

Durham Regional Police say they opened an investigation on Oct. 14 after family members called to request a wellness check on 85-year-old Tatilda Noble and her daughter, 58-year-old Ava Burton. 

Police say the women were not found at their home and remain missing, but are now presumed dead. 

Investigators say Joshua Burton of Whitby, Ont., was arrested on Friday in nearby Oshawa. 

He's now facing two counts of second-degree murder, in his relatives' deaths. 

Police say they are still trying to locate the women's bodies and the investigation remains active.  

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 23, 2021. 

The Canadian Press

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