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Murder suspect found dead in schoolyard

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The suspect in the murder of a Markham woman has been found dead in a Hamilton schoolyard.

The body was found in the wooded area behind a parking lot at École secondaire Georges-P.-Vanier, on Macklin Street north of Highway 8, shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday.

Police say that as soon as they were notified about the body, they assigned officers as well as school officials to the area, to seal off access. It’s not yet known how he died. However, police believe he may have killed himself.

The man’s name has not been released.

Hamilton police said Monday they were no longer looking for other suspects in the death of Tammy Le.

Le, 25, may have been involved in the sex trade, police say, and the man suspected of killing her was likely a client. She was found at the Admiral Inn on Dundurn Avenue on Saturday.

Police are investigating.

A 680 NEWS listener sent in a message, saying it was the letter the school sent to parents. It can be seen below:

An unfortunate incident occurred this weekend in the field adjacent to the school parking lot. The emergency services were moved, which explains why your child could see police officers and firefighters on the school grounds. Because of the work of emergency teams, students do not have access to the school grounds. We want to reassure you that the incident has no connection with the school or its students. However, to meet the needs of all, the Board Support Team was moved early before the start of classes. The school follows the regular schedule, and it was not necessary to cancel the examination provided this morning to high school students.