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Homicide unit investigating after man found with injuries in Oshawa dies

Durham police on scene at an Oshawa home where a man was found with obvious signs of trauma. The man was pronounced dead in hospital a short time after. (CBC - image credit)
Durham police on scene at an Oshawa home where a man was found with obvious signs of trauma. The man was pronounced dead in hospital a short time after. (CBC - image credit)

A man is in custody and Durham police say they are searching for another suspect after a 62-year-old man found with "obvious signs of trauma" outside an Oshawa home died in hospital.

Officers were initially sent to the residence on Kitchener Road, in the area of Dean Avenue and Ritson Road South, at around 11:30 p.m. Monday for a call about a disturbance, said Sgt. Joanne Bortoluss.

They found the victim and he was transported to a local hospital, where has pronounced dead. Bortoluss said she could not comment on the nature of his injuries, but said an autopsy scheduled for Wednesday should provide more information.

Investigators are still in the process of notifying his next of kin, Bortoluss added.

A man was arrested by officers nearby the home and remains in police custody, according to Bortoluss. She did not say whether there are any charges pending against him.

Police are looking for a second suspect, who Bortoluss could only describe as male.

Investigators are encouraging anyone in the area who may have witnessed anything out of the ordinary late Monday, or anyone who may have relevant video, to contact Durham police.