The Toronto Police Homicide Missing Persons Unit renewing pleas for help from the public to identify two deceased people.
The body of a man was found on July 18, 2019, in the stairwell of a building at 901 King St. W.
He is white, believed to be between the ages of 32 and 52 years, 5’8” to 6’2” in height with an average build, short salt and pepper hair, a day’s growth of salt and pepper facial hair and good teeth.
Det. Mary Vruna said the man had extensive distinct tattoos on both his arms and upper back.
“He was wearing BC Clothing Company black nylon pants, a black T-shirt with Vancouver Canada logo on it,” she said.
In co-operation with the Coroner’s Office and with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police, investigators have provided an artist’s rendition of the man with the hope that it will help someone recognize the deceased.
The Missing Persons Unit is also asking for help in identifying a woman found in Trinity-Bellwoods Park.
In the early hours on Wednesday, June 10, this year, police and ambulance responded to a 9-1-1 call for a female who was unresponsive and not breathing.
Det. Mary Vruna said attempts to revive the female were unsuccessful.
“She was located in Trinity-Bellwoods Park lying on a sleeping bag on the grass near several benches,” she said. “In the days preceding June 10, the weather was quite warm and many people would have taken advantage of being outdoors.”
Vruna is asking anyone that may have interacted with the deceased where she might have given a name or nickname to contact police.
“The female’s circumstances are unknown at this time,” said the officer. “She may have been recently transient or another possible scenario could be she was confused, disoriented just leaving her home going unnoticed.”
In cooperation with the Coroner’s Office, the assistance of Toronto Police and Ontario Provincial Police artists, investigators provided two artists renditions of the woman.
She’s White, believed to be between the ages of the 27 to 49 years, 5’1” and 5’ 4” and weighing about 108 pounds.
Her teeth were in good condition and she had brown and grey wavy long hair.
She was wearing Northern Reflection Capri pants and a Tavi International shirt and using a Mountain Warehouse sleeping bag.
Anyone with information in both cases is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, the Missing Persons Unit, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.