$50,000 reward in 1997 murder,
Gracelyn Greenidge, 41,
Cold case video appeal released
Broadcast time: 04:59
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Gracelyn Greenidge, 41, was found dead from blunt force trauma in her apartment at 50 Driftwood Avenue on the evening of July 29, 1997.
She was found by a co-worker who was concerned the nursing assistant had not shown up at a Christie Street seniors' residence for her shift. She was last seen alive leaving work at 11:30 p.m. on July 28, 1997.
Investigators found evidence at the scene and a DNA profile was developed. That profile has been used to eliminate men who knew Gracelyn as well as checked against the national DNA databank.
“We have the killer’s DNA, now we just need a name to go with the DNA, nothing more,” said Cold Case Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant. “Anyone who knew Gracelyn who did not speak to the police during the original investigation is asked to contact Cold Case investigators immediately. You may have the key to this case and not realize it.”
Gallant said there are surely others who know what this man has done but have never come forward.
“It has been over 20 years since this murder occurred. It is time to step up and help solve this case,” he said.
Up to $50,000 is being offered as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers responsible for Greenidge’s murder.
Watch the Homicide video appeal.
Toronto Police Service Homicide is bringing attention to its Most Wanted list and Cold Cases through a series of video appeals for information.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Kevin Masterman, Corporate Communications for Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant, Homicide