The aged couple of Scarborough found dead over the weekend, allegedly slain by their 26-year-old son, have been identified by the authorities as 59-years-old Jia Ji (George) and 51-years-old Zhou Shi (Shirley). Whereas, the alleged son, Jia Tianli, was taken in police custody from the crime scene on Sunday and appeared in court briefly on Monday, facing charges of two counts of first-degree murder, and was remanded in custody.
The post-mortem examination of the bodies is yet to be conducted, while the police refuse to immediately disclose the cause of death. Detectives decline to speculate any motive, however, they confirm to have not been perusing any other suspects. It was disclosed that the two victims were absentee landlords of the property, where their bodies were found. A tenant, who was among total five people renting at 336 Huntsmill Blvd., informed reporters that the owners barely paid a visit to the posh, two story house. Documentation depicts that the house was recently purchased almost three years ago for $520,000, while the mortgages totaled up to $330,000, and that the home was a rental property.
The tenant confirmed that other two people renting accommodation were the accused son and a cousin. She shared that Mr. Jia and his wife often travelled to their native country, i.e. China. Another neighbor who lives directly across the street from the house, Robert, shared his interaction with the them, saying that “they pretty much kept to themselves, you’d hardly see them, only when there was a snowstorm or something .“
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