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John Street death declared a homicide, victim was 22-year-old woman

Murder victim identified as Taylor Marshall; no arrests have been made

The suspicious death of a young woman on John Street has been declared a homicide.

Sault police announced today that a 22-year-old woman, Taylor Marshall, was found murdered Thursday evening inside the multi-unit residence near Cathcart Street.

No arrests have been made and police have not identified a suspect.

“Through the investigation detectives determined the victim had received significant injuries and there is suspected foul play in the death,” says a news release issued today by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. “The incident is now being investigated as a homicide.”

Officers were called to the scene at around 5 p.m. on Thursday. Police initially said they were investigating a “suspicious death.”

Detectives with Investigation Services executed a search warrant at the residence Friday afternoon.

Anyone who may have a dashcam, doorbell camera or surveillance video — or who may have been in the area on September 7, 2023, before or around 5:00 p.m. — is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Alison Campbell at 705-949-6300, ext. 288.

Members of the public can also provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477. People can also click here to submit a web-tip or download the P3 app. 

Tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and protected by case law. For more information click here.

SooToday will provide more information as it becomes available.

Kenneth Armstrong

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