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    http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/38844

    Hi all,

    Here is a case that is short on details. Anyone care to comment or find further info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkblue View Post
    http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/38844

    Hi all,

    Here is a case that is short on details. Anyone care to comment or find further info?
    Hi Darkblue!
    Started a thread.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?347506-You-Soon-Ju-58-TO-left-w-church-group-for-overseas-trip-Dec-2016&p=13582498#post13582498
    You Soon Ju,58,TO, left w.church group for overseas trip, Dec.2016



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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Hi Darkblue!
    Started a thread.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?347506-You-Soon-Ju-58-TO-left-w-church-group-for-overseas-trip-Dec-2016&p=13582498#post13582498
    You Soon Ju,58,TO, left w.church group for overseas trip, Dec.2016


    Hi dotr!

    Thanks for that. I always wonder why police provide so little context when putting out missing persons bulletins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/20.../19411786.html
    Three crime-scene DNA samples have been linked to the man accused of killing and sexually assaulting a retired hairdresser 28 years ago in Petrolia, Ont.

    The evidence came from OPP identification officer Darren Soucie, the only witness to testify during the jury trial Wednesday.

    The 44-year-old accused is charged with the first-degree murder and sexual assault of Velma Thomson in October, 1983, but cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act because he was 15 years old at the time of the slaying.

    Samples from Thomson’s pubic hair, along with semen and hairs found on her slipper, were compared to DNA from a blood sample taken after the man was arrested in June 2008.
    UPDATE
    Sept 6 2017
    http://www.theobserver.ca/2017/09/05...etrolia-senior
    Ontario’s top court has upheld an adult sentence levelled against an Owen Sound man who murdered a Petrolia senior when he was a teen.

    Christopher Ellacott, 49, was sentenced as an adult in 2013 under the Youth Criminal Justice Act to the maximum sentence of life with no chance of parole for seven years after a six-week trial.

    Ellacott was 15 when he brutally murdered and raped Velma Thomson, 70, a small, frail senior citizen who was found dead in her home that had once been her hair styling salon, in October 1983.

    Thomson was Ellacott’s neighbour. She was found stabbed several times in the heart, partially nude and in a pool of blood. Her jugular vein had been cut and there was evidence of a sexual assault.

    The crime was unsolved for almost three decades and for years, the only evidence police had to follow was a thumbprint found at the gruesome murder scene.

    That was matched to Ellacott, who was married with two children and working as a chiropodist in the Owen Sound area at the time of his 2008 arrest. Ellacott’s fingerprints were taken by Toronto police following a college graduation celebration that year, when he was arrested for dancing on a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Wow!! To be that violent at 15 and then nothing again? Does not seem possible...does it? Hoping this may lead to more discovery...just seems so brutal to be his only crime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkblue View Post
    The Pokemon motif is popular with young Asians. It is possible that this suspect might have been illegally in the country, and that's why he did not show up in any database, although that is just a possibility.

    It could be a cultural code of silence that is protecting him, but I am surprised that someone is not tempted by the thought of all that cash in the reward. It could be fear of the individual, but the man is really a coward, and someone a couple of tough police officers could intimidate with just a withering gaze, IMHO.

    I hope a tipster would keep the above in mind and make that call.
    Started a thread for the murdered young woman, Lin Tao.
    LE have the perp's DNA, they just need a name!
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...7#post13619757
    Lin Tao, 19, Toronto, 10 Feb. 2002


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    Regarding Toronto's cold cases.
    Oct 13 2017
    http://toronto.citynews.ca/2017/10/1...olved-murders/
    Searching for justice: Toronto's unsolved murders
    Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant heads up Toronto’s Cold Case Unit – attempting to solve the unsolvable with only three dedicated full time detectives on the team.

    “Would I like to have more investigative detectives in cold cases? Sure. But what I’d really like is to have three or four more investigative teams in the homicide office,” Gallant explains.

    He says the Toronto Police Service has only six teams of eight homicide detectives – they get assigned a new case on a rotating basis. So while they can collect evidence, knock on doors and interview witnesses at full tilt, they have to switch gears rather quickly.

    “They are getting another murder four, five, sometimes three weeks later,” says Gallant. That means shifting priorities to the new case – even if the other one is unsolved.

    “Sometimes these cases take a year, two years before we can arrest someone. For a case not to be solved within 6 to 8 months, that’s not abnormal in this day and age,” Gallant explains. “That’s to get to a point where we have all our investigative files complete, that we can successfully arrest someone and get them before the court and hopefully convict them for murder.”

    While technology has improved the police’s chances of catching the right suspect, it has also slowed them down.

    “We have DNA testing that is so sensitive that you may pick up multiple individuals on a victim or a pop can or whatever it is, that you have to account for. You have high definition video surveillance from almost every business in the area with hundreds of hours that you have to look at, that has to be reviewed,” Gallant explains. “You have cellphone records – that’s a huge investigative resource for us that can put certain people in specific areas at a time or a phone in a certain area, but all those things – the banking records, the cell phone records – those take time.”

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