Police identify body of victim found in Lake Simcoe

The body that washed up on the shores of Lake Simcoe last summer has been identified as a missing woman last seen in 2018.

According to the York Regional Police Service, the victim has been identified as Soo Jin Ju, who would have been 59 years of age when her body was discovered.

“Her death has been deemed a homicide,” reads a media release.

Police say Ju had been reported missing in February 2018 from the City of Toronto.

“She was last seen in the area of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue. The victim is a South Korean citizen and was residing in the Town of Oakville at the time of her disappearance,” the media release reads.

While in Canada, the victim was known to use the following names: Su Yoen Kim, Soo Hyun Kim, and Bo Kyung Joo.

Her body was discovered on Aug. 29, 2020 in the area of Lake Drive North in Georgina.

Investigators are appealing to anybody who knew the victim, or has information relating to her disappearance or murder, to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-287-5025, ext. 786.

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