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Spruce St. murder: Woman killed in ‘domestic homicide’

Police say Hatinder Sharma, 34, has been arrested for first-degree murder; victim’s name not being released, as per her family’s wishes

Greater Sudbury Police have provided a few more details regarding a murder on Spruce Street last week.

Officers attended an address on Spruce Street in Sudbury at 6:43 a.m. Aug. 11, where they located a deceased woman in the home.

GSPS detectives have arrested a man, 34-year-old Hatinder Sharma of Greater Sudbury, for first-degree murder as a result of an investigation.

Police say the woman was killed in a “domestic homicide.” 

The victim’s name is not being released out of respect for her family’s wishes, said a Greater Sudbury Police spokesperson in an email Monday. However, the spokesperson did say she was 27 years old.

A post-mortem was conducted on Aug. 12.

The preliminary cause of death has been determined by the Coroner’s Office, said the GSPS spokesperson.

However, Greater Sudbury Police say a publication ban has been issued in relation to this matter, which prohibits the police service from providing the preliminary cause of death, as it is part of the ongoing investigation.

“The publication ban prohibits us from providing any further details related to the investigation,” said the police spokesperson, in an email.

Police extended condolences to the victim’s family and friends.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Sudbury Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS (8477) or