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Sunday Jan 24 2021
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Canadian authorities declare Karima Baloch's death 'non-criminal'

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A picture of Kareema Baloch. Photo: Kareema Baloch Twitter account

  • Karima Mehrab Baloch's death ruled 'non-criminal'

  • 37-year-old's body to arrive in Karachi on January 24 [today]
  • Baloch activist had been living in exile for five years

Canadian authorities have officially declared activist Karima Mehrab Baloch's death as 'non-criminal' in nature.

Responding to a Pakistan High Commission request seeking information on the cause of death, the Toronto Police Service said her disappearance had been reported on December 20, 2020 by a family member.

"An exhaustive search was commenced by officers which sadly resulted in the location of the deceased on December 21, 2020," it explained.

Related: Karima Baloch found dead in Toronto

The letter said the officer in charge reported the details to the family shortly thereafter. “After a thorough investigation, officers determined that this was a non-criminal death and that no foul play was suspected.”

The cause of death assessment is expected to put to rest conspiracy theories regarding the activist's death being the result of some kind of foul play.

Copies of the medical certificate of death and a statement of death, along with the flight schedule of the body's arrival in Pakistan on January 24, 2021 [today] was also attached by the Canadian authorities.

Baloch had been living in exile in Canada for about five years.