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

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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    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/2004/07/06/august-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."

    rbbm
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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

    […]

    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/...technology-will-lead-to-arrest-in-2003-murder
     
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    Thanks!
    Not that this case is related, but also posted on the Andrew Kinsman missing thread.
     
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    Bumping for Edgar, a suspect has been arrested for murders of gay men in Toronto, maybe one day soon an arrest can be made in this case too.
     
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    Wondering if accused killer Bruce McArthur was in Vancouver on the dates referenced below? speculation, imo.
    https://www.dailyxtra.com/unsolved-gay-murder-21759
    By Jeremy Hainsworth Apr 25, 2006
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    First thing, I find it interesting that people are "linking" Bruce McArthur to this case, however, again ....I see no evidence he was in Vancouver, BC at this time? Anyone?

    This was a man who was clearly just wanting to live a happy life. I think the fact that he was gay and used his "evening persona" of Iggy had everything to do with his death. Obviously, here is a guy who was passing out his card to numerous men, playing the scene and going out often. I don't think there is anytime in history when that has been a good idea, whether homosexual or not.

    So no question he knows the person he brings back to his apartment. There isn't any signs of a struggle apparently until they come upon the bedroom in his apartment. So the plan had been for a some kind of sexual involvement, which either went horribly wrong or was premeditated. Makes me think this individual would have been struggling with his own sexuality and ended up in a rage?

    It is always hard to know completely as something is ALWAYS held back by the police, for obvious reasons. Let's hope that one day .....something surfaces that answers this cold case mystery .....
     
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    No proof thus far that BM ever went to BC or if he did, when he may gone, just me speculating at this point.
    Just trying to warm up a cold case while eyes are on murders involving mostly gay men.
    imo.
     

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