While an autopsy failed to determine the cause of death, police are convinced Kasandra Bolduc’s death is suspicious and they are appealing to the public for information.
The young mother’s body was found last May, wrapped in a garbage bag, at the foot of Yonge St. in Lake Ontario. Toxicology and post-mortem examination results were inconclusive.
Nearly a year ago, family members reported her missing to Niagara Regional Police. The last time she was heard from was around Sept. 28, 2012 and, three weeks later, she was last seen by a Toronto Community Housing patrol officer.
Bolduc’s last-known address was in 14 Division.
Toronto Police launched an investigation on March 23, 2013, after Niagara Regional Police notified them of her disappearance.
On Jan. 31, 2014, Toronto Police held a press conference to provide an investigation update and a continued appeal for assistance to help solve the case.
“It’s vitally important that everyone who came into contact with her prior, to her disappearance, can be assured that I am not concerned about lifestyles – those led by Kasandra and those who had contact with her,” said Det. Greg Forestall at the news conference.
“I can’t stress enough that my main focus of this appeal for information is uncovering exactly how Kasandra died. As an investigator, I am aware that lifestyle factors may play a role, but I clearly want it understood that members of the public who do hold information about Kasandra’s last days can be assured that the most critical questions are determining how she died and discovering why she was found in the waters of Toronto harbour and not so much how people choose to live their lives.
“I believe that, at the end of the day, Kasandra’s family deserves the right to know the specifics of her death and certainly her young daughter should be afforded the truth. We need witnesses to come forward in order to shed light on Kasandra’s interaction with others prior to her disappearance…My goal here today is to appeal to the public’s conscience.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Squad at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.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.