Man, 20, charged with killing his girlfriend, 19, in Thornhill last spring

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A man is now accused of killing his teenage girlfriend five months ago in Thornhill.

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York Regional Police say officers responded to a home on North Park Rd. – near Bathurst and Center Sts. – around 8 a.m. on May 6 after a 911 caller reported that his girlfriend was not breathing.

“When the agents arrived, they located a 19-year-old woman who was declared dead at the scene,” said Const. Laura Nicolle said Wednesday.

“After post-mortem examination by the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, the death was determined to have been a homicide,” he explained.

The woman’s boyfriend was arrested on October 13.

Raphael Banon, 20, of Vaughan, is charged with second degree murder.

Anyone with information about this investigation should call the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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