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    Canada - Edgar "Iggy" Leonardo, 36, Vancouver, 23 Aug 2003

    http://dailyxtra.com/vancouver/news/still-arrests-3635

    "Who killed Edgar Leonardo?
    Why?

    That's the question Tracy Tomic asks herself over and over when she thinks of her late friend Edgar Leonardo, who was last seen alive Aug 23, 2003.

    The case of the 36-year-old's killing remains one of Vancouver’s unsolved cases, but for Tomic, it’s part of her reality.

    "It kind of never really went away," she tells Xtra.

    The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) assures the community that no unsolved homicide case is ever closed.

    Tomic says it was she and Leonardo’s landlady who found his body in his West End apartment four days after he failed to show up for work at Air Canada.

    "He didn't show up for work, which wasn't normal," Tomic recalls. "He was a workaholic."

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    http://mediareleases.vpd.ca/2004/07/...2003-homicide/

    "July 6, 2004

    Det. Rich Akin, of the Vancouver Police Department Homicide Unit, made a plea for public assistance in the death of Edgar Leonardo, whose body was found in his apartment at 1601 Comox St. on August 27th of last year. Media attention was focused on the Kelowna firestorms at the time and a need for new leads has necessitated another request for information from the public.
    Edgar Leonardo was last seen at his family residence in East Vancouver on August 23, 2003, when he left to go home. His body was discovered inside his apartment by a friend on August 27th. He was 36-years-old.
    Edgar was a new member to the gay community and frequented coffee shops and internet cafes in the West End. He is described as being well-loved, friendly and social. Police believe he may have been murdered by someone he met.
    Delany's on Denman is graciously hosting a Crimestoppers Re-enactment tonight at 7:00. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or the Crimestoppers Tips Line at 1-800-222-8477."

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    http://theprovince.com/news/local-news/vancouver-police-hope-new-technology-will-lead-to-arrest-in-2003-murder

    Vancouver police hope new technology will lead to arrest in2003 murder

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    Vancouver police provided Parabon with DNA seized from theWest End apartment where Edgar (Iggy) Leonardo, 36, was killed 14 years agothis month. Investigators released the resulting Snapshot sketch exclusively toPostmedia News, hoping it will generate some clues about a person of interestthey believe had been with the victim.

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    Wow, this is big news and perhaps of interest in other cases too!! imo, speculation

    http://vancouversun.com/news/crime/v...in-2003-murder
    Police have not been able to put a name to DNA found at the crime scene. There was no match in the national crime database, so the person who left it behind has never been convicted of a crime. Forty-five people who knew Leonardo have been checked out by investigators, but all were eliminated as possible suspects.

    Detectives don’t know the name of the man they’re looking for, but science tells them he is most likely northwestern European with fair skin, blue/green eyes and blond/brown hair with some freckles.

    Heard hopes, as the city prepares to celebrate the annual Pride Parade on Aug. 6, that the composite sketch will jog some memories. Perhaps someone saw Leonardo with a similar-looking person, and perhaps witnesses who were unwilling to come forward in 2003 might be more willing now.

    “I’m hoping now with the passage of time — people’s memories, maybe more acceptance of the lifestyle now — that people will be willing to step forward to help us solve this case,” said Heard, who along with his now-retired partner remains committed to making an arrest.

    “I think there are a number of people out there who at the time may have been living a dual life, when now they could be more open and more willing to come forward with information.”
    By day, he was known as responsible, dependable Edgar, a hard-working employee who loved to take advantage of his job’s travelling perks.

    By night, he became Iggy, his hip alternate identity. He would cruise Davie and Granville streets giving men business cards with his nickname, phone number and a picture of the raging bull from his Taurus astrological sign.
    “Iggy was everything that Edgar wasn’t,” Heard said. When he was murdered, police identified the victim as Edgar, but now believe the Iggy moniker is important because he may have been known only by that name in the gay community.
    He usually went out alone and liked the Venus Club on Main Street and the Kitten Theatre on Granville. He was also a regular at coffee shops and other businesses along Davie Street.

    The next day — Sunday, Aug. 24 — Edgar’s red Honda Accord was found blocking a car in his building’s parking lot. He didn’t have a designated spot, so would sometimes double-park at night and then move the car the next morning.

    Police believe he met someone on Saturday night, brought the man back to his apartment, and was dead before sunrise.
    All other leads have been exhausted. Officers have interviewed a hundred people for this case, travelling to Ontario and Alberta multiple times, tested more than 40 DNA samples, issued a $10,000 reward and released a CrimeStoppers video.
    Anyone with information should phone Vancouver police homicide at 604-717-2500. If you required anonymity, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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    Here is the link too his FB group..... Who Murdered Edgar Leonardo


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/95059627894/

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    Quote Originally Posted by alawaysslueth View Post
    Here is the link too his FB group..... Who Murdered Edgar Leonardo


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/95059627894/
    Thanks!
    Not that this case is related, but also posted on the Andrew Kinsman missing thread.

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    here is a link to another news article with a photo of a suspect



    http://www.newslocker.com/en-ca/regi...leonardo/view/



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