Canton man accused of murdering, sexually assaulting woman in Windsor

Posted at 12:14 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 18:24:10-04

A Canton man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a woman from Windsor, Ontario.

The body of 31-year-old Autumn Taggart was found on June 10 in her apartment. Investigators believe her 10-year-old son was present when the murder occurred. 

Windsor Police say the cause of Taggart's death was blunt force trauma. Investigators were specifically looking for information about a vehicle that was parked in the area. 

Police arrested 27-year-old Jitesh Bhogal with one count of first-degree murder, aggravated sexual assault and breaking and entering.

Bhogal is a Canadian citizen who was living in Canton at the time of the incident. He was arrested Aug. 17 in Washington State.

Taggart's son is now living with his father and his father's partner. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with expenses.