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Boyfriend charged with 2nd-degree murder in Ontario woman’s death

Durham Regional Police say they charged the boyfriend of a woman who died following a domestic violence call in Ajax last weekend.

On Saturday at around 11:05 p.m., officers found 45-year-old Jennifer Polak suffering from obvious signs of trauma at a home on Hillman Drive, south of Bayly Street East and Shoal Point Road.

“What seemed to be an unknown trouble incident last night developed quickly into a devastating loss of life,” Acting Duty Insp. Rob Williamson told reporters the following morning.

Despite life-saving measures, police said she was pronounced dead at the scene.


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Williamson didn’t provide information on the nature of the woman’s injuries.

Police said 35-year-old Kyle Severin, identified as the victim’s boyfriend, was arrested.

Severin faces a second-degree murder charge.

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Williamson said the man and woman were the only people at the home at the time of the incident.


Police at the scene of a homicide in Ajax.


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A statement from the Polak family says Jenn was the loving mother of two young men.

“Jenn Polak was a kind, caring, beautiful person whose death has devastated everyone who knew her,” the statement read. “She brought sunshine into the lives of everyone she met.”

— With files from Global News’ Ryan Rocca

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