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    Canada - Yvonne Leroux, 16, North York, Ontario Nov.30 1972

    Yvonne Leroux

    http://www.citynews.ca/2014/04/03/50...s-1972-murder/

    "York Region police are offering a $50,000 reward in a renewed push to find the killer of a 16-year-old girl murdered more than four decades ago.

    A passerby found Yvonne Leroux’s body along 16th Sideroad between Keele and Jane streets in King City on Nov. 30, 1972. She had died from blunt force trauma to the head.

    “It’s on my mind 24 hours a day,” said Yvonne’s father Gerry Leroux, 83"

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    This is haunting!
    That dear Father loves his little girl, she was only 16!
    The pain in Mr Leroux's voice and eyes, could shatter the ice of the coldest heart.
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    http://www.thesudburystar.com/2014/0...nsolved-murder

    “To me, this reward was just like a pot of gold dropping on your lap,” Leroux said. “I can’t thank … the detective enough for what he is doing on my behalf.”

    When Yvonne was 15 years old, she began spending time with a bad crowd. She started experimenting with drugs. Leroux believes she got mixed up in a gang, that she got in too deep, knew too much.

    “She tried to get away from them. She tried to get out of the gang and didn’t want to get our family involved in the gang,” Leroux said.

    Yvonne was the second of four children. When Leroux is in the woods outside his home, he said he can hear Yvonne talking to him.

    “I just sit there listening to the birds and, sometimes, I hear her. I hear her voice saying ‘Daddy, they’re hurting me,’” Leroux said.
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    http://metronews.ca/news/windsor/989...or-connection/

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    " A $50,000 reward has been posted in an effort to revive interest in the case. Police are also looking for clues from as far away as Windsor.

    According to Sgt. Clint Whitney, Leroux lived in Windsor as a child, and frequently visited the area after her family moved to Toronto.

    Any tip, no matter how small, could yield the critical piece of information that solves this,” Whitney said.

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    http://www.torontosun.com/2014/05/30...e-1972-slaying

    "It’s been nearly 42 years since Yvonne Leroux’s lifeless body was found at the 16th Sdrd. of King Township between Jane and Keele Sts.

    The grim discovery of the 16-year-old Weston girl, who had been last seen the evening of Nov. 29, 1972 near Humber River Hospital in North York, would be made a day later. The coroner’s office determined blunt force trauma to be the cause of death.

    Now, York Regional Police, with the help of Toronto Police, is bringing this cold case back into the public eye and offering a $50,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest."

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    http://cornwallfreenews.com/2014/05/...4-cps-opp-tps/
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    "York Regional Police requests public’s assistance with 1972 cold case, $50,000 reward offered, Yvonne Leroux, 16

    Friday, May 30, 2014 – 9:31 AM
    Corporate Communications
    1 866-876-5423 ext 7

    York Regional Police has asked us to post the following:

    tps may 30The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board is offering a $50,000 reward in an effort to solve the 1972 murder of a 16-year-old Weston youth. The reward will be in effect until March 26, 2015.

    On Thursday, November 30, 1972, the body of 16-year-old Yvonne Leroux of Weston (Toronto), was located on 16th Side Road between Jane Street and Keele Street in King Township. Blunt force trauma was determined to be the cause of death. The investigation revealed that Yvonne was last seen in the evening on November 29, 1972, near the York Finch General Hospital (known today as the Humber River Hospital), located at Finch Avenue and Norfinch Drive in North York (Toronto).

    At the time of the murder, officers conducted interviews and investigated information supplied by the public, however the death of Yvonne Leroux remains unsolved.

    Yvonne Leroux is described as approximately 5’3″, with a medium build, with long, dark brown wavy hair, last seen wearing a navy-blue wool coat, a white shirt, blue jeans, a metal chain around her neck, and and three-quarter-length tan boots with zippers, and carrying a brown purse.

    Despite the passage of time, investigators in our Homicide Unit remain actively committed to solving this case. With the advent of new forensic techniques and input from members of the public, investigators are hopeful that they will be able to move the investigation forward.


    Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police at 1 866-876-5423 ext 7865, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World."

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...ater-1.2851483

    More than four decades after Yvonne Leroux was found dead in York Region, police have not given up their attempts to find out who killed her...

    Killby said that police have a male DNA profile from the crime scene, which remains unidentified.

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    Thanks so much OkieGranny for this update ( and all the many other ones too!)

    Wonder if the perp has moved, or if it is a matter of time before his DNA is matched up to another crime?

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    Cold Case Files: Ontario police continue to hunt Yvonne Leroux’s killer 44 years later

    http://globalnews.ca/news/2978893/co...4-years-later/

    Diane Leroux has seen a lifetime pass and still has no answers around who killed her 16-year-old daughter, Yvonne Leroux.

    “You think about it over the years, she was only 16. I have grandchildren from my oldest daughter, from my son and my youngest daughter. I have none from her,” Diane said.

    “Something that you had is gone and it’s gone and gone forever,” said Diane. “And there’s nothing you can do about it.”

    It’s been 44 years since Yvonne’s death and police are still on the hunt for the person responsible.

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    http://caledoncitizen.com/?p=17377

    Police renew $50,000 reward in King cold case


    April 18, 2016 ·
    By Mark Pavilons
    York Regional Police have not given up hope of cracking a 44-year-old murder case.
    They’re offering a $50,000 reward for information that helps them solve the 1972 murder of 16-year-old Yvonne Leroux.
    The body of 16-year-old Leroux of Weston (Toronto), was located in King Township, on the 16th Sideroad, between Jane Street and Keele Street Nov. 30, 1972.
    The investigation revealed that she was last seen the evening of Nov. 29, 1972, near the York Finch General Hospital (known today as the Humber River Hospital), at Finch Avenue and Norfinch Drive in North York.
    She was a student at Toronto’s Emery Collegiate
    and had been involved in the city’s drug scene for about a year and a half. At roughly 7 p.m. that night, she left her parents’ home on Topeka Road to attend a group therapy session
    .

    With the advent of new forensic techniques and input from members of the public, investigators are hopeful that they will be able to move the investigation forward.
    The reward will be in effect until March 26, 2017.
    Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police Homicide Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).




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