Second-degree murder charges laid in death of an Ajax woman


Published April 2, 2024 at 9:08 am

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Second-degree murder charges have been laid in the death of an Ajax woman.

A woman was found suffering from obvious signs of trauma after police responded to a call for “unknown trouble” in the area of Hillman Drive and Shoal Point Road in Ajax just after 11 p.m. on Saturday (March 30), Durham Regional Police said in a press release.

First responders began life-saving efforts, however, the woman was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

Police have identified the woman as 45-year-old Jennifer Polak.

A man was taken into custody on the scene without incident. Police identified the man as the boyfriend of the victim.

Kyle Severin, 35 of Ajax is charged with second degree murder. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information on this case is asked to contact Detective Thorne of the Major Crimes Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5223

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Police remind the public that if you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there is help available. For information and resources see the Durham Regional Police’s intimate partner violence page here.

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