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104200035

LocID: 0420-112000-0035
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: BODY FOUND IN A DUSTY CEMETERY
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Mexico 
File Name: Toronto-Area Woman's Murder in Mexico
Author/Contributor: Duncan M.

Victoria Tori Marsbergen

File Number: 104200035

Toronto, Ontario, Canada - They found Victoria "Tori" Marsbergen's body in a dusty cemetery near the airport in the lawless Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.

It was reportedly her first visit to the tough border town across the Rio Grande.

Overwhelmed local cops claimed she was battered to death with a rock and died from head trauma.

The 21-year-old Canadian woman, who is believed to be from the Toronto area had been living in El Paso, Texas, when she disappeared, El Diario De Juarez reported. Tori was last seen in this car bearing New Mexico plates. Tori Marsbergen had not been heard from since April 29, 2019 and her mom, Tammy Daniels, took to social media looking for help. She also filed a missing person report with the El Paso Police.

Daniels wrote on Facebook: "Her phone is off. Her phone is her life and she will never let it just die or turn it off, especially this long. Tori as everyone knows her, has not shown up for work either."

Victoria had the word "Kylie" tattooed on her chest, "Aaron Mathew" inked on her right clavicle area and a heart stating "Aaron" inked on the middle finger of her left hand.

Mexican authorities have not officially disclosed a reason why Marsbergen may have been in Juarez.

Mexican media reported that it was Tori's first time in Juarez, a city so dangerous that Canadian travellers are strongly cautioned against going there.

"Her presence here in Juarez was unusual, she had no roots here in the state, nor in the city, so we are investigating what was the reason for her presence because... we do not know who she was going to visit", said Cesar Augusto Peniche, state attorney general.

One Mexican report said Tori had recently received threats although who was doing the threatening is unclear.

This case remains unsolved.

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104200201

LocID: 0420-112000-0201
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Abducted by their non-custodial mother
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Abduction of Isaac Flores - Quintana
Author/Contributor: Duncan M.

Isaac Flores - Quintana

File Number: 104200201

Toronto, Ontario - Isaac Flores along with his older sister, Sara, were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Carmen Bermudez - Quintana, on February 18th 1995 from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The three of them have not been seen since.

Carmen is described as a Hispanic Female, strawberry blonde hair, Brown eyes. She stood at 5'10" and weighing 150 pounds. She was 34 years old in 1995. She was born on February 27th 1960.

The children have never been found and their cases remain unsolved. If you have any information concerning this case, please contact Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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104200072

LocID: 0420-112000-0072
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: SEXUALLY ASSAULTED
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Two Women Murdered
Author/Contributor: Rayman J.

Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour

File Number: 104200072

Susan Tice had recently made the move from Calgary to Toronto, Ontario before she went missing. When her brother hadn't heard from her after reaching the city, he ended up flying to Toronto to check up on her. When he arrived, Susan was nowhere to be found and her mailbox was overflowing with mail. Upon entering the house to look around he found that she had been sexually assaulted and stabbed to death.

Erin Gilmour was the next victim four months later after being discovered in her home in Yorkville a short walk away from Susan Tice's home. She suffered the exact same trauma and injuries that Susan Tice had endured and after the police conducted a DNA test in 2002, they discovered the same person had killed both women. Read full story »

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104200200

LocID: 0420-112000-0200
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Pinkus was found partially nude
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Unsolved Homicide of Lori Pinkus
Author/Contributor: Duncan M.

Lori Pinkus

File Number: 104200200

Toronto, Ontario - Having grown up in Ottawa, the youngest of 9 children, Lori Pinkus had moved to Toronto from Ottawa only 5 months prior to her murder. In Ottawa, Lori had been the victim of an assault, having been stabbed in the chest in her apartment. Two men were charged in the attack, but the charges were dropped against one of the men when Lori failed to appear for court dates related to the assault. A warrant was issued for Lori for failing to appear in court and she left Ottawa shortly after.

Trying to escape her troubled past, Lori was looking for a new start in Toronto. Battling a drug addiction, Lori worked in the sex trade to support her habit. Her apartment was located in a rough area and the school parking lot where she was found was in an area notoriously frequented by drug dealers.

Toronto police had collected evidence from Lori and the scene of her murder, but at the time, DNA testing was not available. Now, police have a DNA profile of the man they believe killed Lori and are looking for a name to go along with that DNA profile. Unfortunately, the killer's DNA has not been found in the national DNA database.

"Now, that we have the killer's DNA, we just need a name to go with it." says Det-Sgt. Stacy Gallant. Gallant said police are convinced that someone knows the man who killed Pinkus.

"There is no doubt that there are people that are close with the offender or who were close to him back at the time of this offence. And you know he is responsible for this murder," he said. "This is a killer who left a young woman's body on display in a school yard. It is time he is held to account for his despicable actions."

Lori Pinkus was found partially nude

Lori Pinkus was found partially nude, suffering from medical distress, in the parking lot of Brockton High School, north of Dufferin Mall, on 90 Croatia St. (YouTube)

Did Lori know her attacker? Was she the victim of a drug deal gone wrong?

Was she simply and tragically in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Can advancements in DNA technology finally bring her killer to long-deserved justice?

With big breaks happening in cold cases recently, let's hope that we are starting to see the beginning of a wave of cold cases being solved by DNA, where victims receive justice and perpetrators of violent crimes are finally dragged out from their shadowy hiding spots.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at (416) 808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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104200104

LocID: 0420-112000-0104
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: MYSTERIOUS HOMICIDE
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Mysterious Death of Dalmar
Author/Contributor: Sayed A.

Sumaya Dalmar

File Number: 104200104

Toronto, Ontario: Somali-Canadian transgender model Sumaya Dalmar, 26, died under mysterious circumstances on February of 2015. Many speculate that her death was a homicide and was one of the many violent hate crimes against transgender women of color which occurred around the same time of that year.

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104200113

LocID: 0420-112000-0113
Case Status: [ SOLVED ]
Incident: SHE WAS FOUND SAFE
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Vanished Mysteriously in Toronto
Author/Contributor: Matt N.

Jacqueline McNeil

File Number: 104200113

SLVD: Jacqueline McNeil was found safe.

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104200161

LocID: 0420-112000-0161
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Body Found in a Parking Lot
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Donna Was Four Months Pregnant With a Baby Boy
Author/Contributor: Miguel S.

Donna Oglive

File Number: 104200161

December 2, 2020 - Donna Oglive, a resident of British Columbia, was in Toronto for five weeks before she was killed, police said. She was four months pregnant with a baby boy.

The body of 24-year-old Donna Oglive was found after 7 a.m. on March 8, 1998, in the corner of a parking lot at 130 Carlton St. on the east side of Jarvis St. She had been strangled, police said in a news release.

Just year, Toronto police appealed to the public for information leading to the killer of 21-year-old Lisa Lynn. She was found after 9 a.m. on May 12, 1997, face down in a laneway south of Front St. E. and west of Cherry St. She was also strangled.

Oglive had been working as a sex trade worker in the Gerrard Street East and Church Street area at the time of her death.

Lynn worked in the sex trade industry in the area of Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street before she was killed.

Homicide cold case Det.-Sgt. Stacy Gallant told the Star that the DNA profile of the killer from both cases do not match, and that the cases are not considered linked.

But there are similarities in that the two victims were sex trade workers of about the same age and were both killed in similar circumstances in the downtown core.

I want people to know these are not forgotten cases," said Gallant, who was on his last day at work before retiring after 31 years with the Toronto Police Service.

The DNA profiles of the killers weren't on the national database, Gallant said.

Donna Oglive was known to travel between British Columbia and Toronto regularly. She was of Filipino descent, with dark skin, about 5'5", and approximately 160 pounds. She had black shoulder-length hair and was wearing a long white high heel boots, a mini skirt and fur jacket.

Anyone with information on the two deaths in Toronto is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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104200162

LocID: 0420-112000-0162
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Strangled to Death
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Death of Lisa Lynn Anstey
Author/Contributor: Miguel S.

Lisa Lynn Anstey

File Number: 104200162

21-year-old Lisa Lynn Anstey, was found after 9 a.m. on May 12, 1997, face down in a laneway south of Front St. E. and west of Cherry St. She was strangled.

Anstey and Donna Oglive worked in the sex trade industry in the area of Wellesley Street East and Bleecker Street in Toronto before they were both found strangled to death. Full story »

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104200192

LocID: 0420-112000-0192
Case Status: UNSOLVED
Incident: Nicole left her apartment around 11:00 a.m.
Location:  Toronto/Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada 
File Name: Mysterious Disappearance of Nicole Louise Morin
Author/Contributor: Rayman J.

Nicole Morin

File Number: 104200192

Toronto, Ontario -On July 30, 1985, Nicole Morin, 8, left her mother's penthouse apartment in The West Mall, in Toronto's Etobicoke area, and vanished.

At 10:30am Nicole had gone to the lobby of the twenty story apartment building to pick up the mail. She returned to the apartment and got ready to go swimming with a playmate.

Before leaving the apartment Nicole had spoken to a friend through the building's intercom and promised to be right down. The playmate waited about 15 minutes before buzzing the apartment again to find out why Nicole hadn't arrived. The two girls had arranged to meet in the lobby and go to a supervised swimming pool at the rear of the building.

About 11:00am Nicole said goodbye to her mother and left the apartment. There has been no trace of the girl, who was likely abducted moments after leaving the apartment in the Highway 427 and Rathburn Road area.

A massive search effort was launched by police for the missing eight-year-old girl, and though officials have received thousands of tips over the years, what happened to Morin remains a mystery.

Her disappearance would spark an extensive search of Etobicoke and the launch of a 20-member taskforce, with approximately 900 community members helping to look for the little girl. Unfortunately, No one has seen the girl since she closed the apartment door and walked into the penthouse hallway.

Nicole Louise Morin
Age-enhanced image of Nicole Morin on the 34th anniversary of her disappearance in 2019. Credit: TORONTO POLICE

In 2004, researchers for a Belgian organization known as Fondation Princesses de Croy et Massimo Lancellotti announced that they had tentatively matched photographs of Morin seen on a Canadian police website with pictures on a Dutch website that advocates for sexually-abused children. Using biometrical analysis, the researchers claimed a strong resemblance between Morin and a child in a pedophile network in Zandvoort.

Despite the years of investigations and thousands of leads, no physical evidence has ever been uncovered to solve the disappearance.

In 2019, on the 34th anniversary of her disappearance, an age-enhanced, artist rendition of Morin was released. The sketch shows what Morin might look like in her 40s.

The case remains open to this day.

Nicole was wearing a peach, one pieced bathing suit with colored stripes on the front, a green headband, red canvas shoes, and was carrying a peach colored blanket and a purple beach towel. If you have any information on Morin's whereabouts, please contact Toronto Police at 416-808-2200.


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