A woman will be charged with second-degree murder today after her 2-year-old daughter was found dead in a Mississauga townhouse Tuesday.
Peel Regional Police discovered the girl’s body after receiving a call of disturbance about a hysterical female standing barefoot in the snow on a balcony at the home on Colonial Dr. at around 3:45 p.m., Insp. Randy Cowan told a news conference this morning.
“We had to use a conducted energy weapon in order to subdue her due to her heightened state of hysteria,” said Cowan.
“We entered the unit and discovered the deceased… the daughter of the female… with obvious signs of trauma.”
Police identified the victim as Evadne Williams-Scott, aged 2 years and 9 months.
Her mother, Teresa Williams, 24, is currently in custody and will be charged with second-degree murder.
She is scheduled to appear in Brampton court later today.
Police said the accused and the victim were the only people living in the home.
“There are no outstanding victims and no outstanding parties. We are now canvassing the area for information with regards to this family and how this tragedy could have occurred,” said Cowan.
The death is Peel’s first homicide of 2013.